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50. Autumn

  1. Autumnus personification; portrayed as mature and manly. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I: 322]
  2. Bacchus god of this season. [Rom. Myth.: Hall, 130]
  3. Carpo goddess of autumn and corn season. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 53]
  4. cornucopia conical receptacle full of the fruits of the harvest. [World Culture: Misc.]
  5. grapes and vine leaves symbolize harvest of vineyards for wine. [Art: Ha11, 130]
  6. Indian summer a period of mild, dry weather occurring in U.S. and Canada in late autumn. [Am. Culture: Misc.]

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autumn

au·tumn / ˈôtəm/ • n. the third season of the year, when crops and fruits are gathered and leaves fall, in the northern hemisphere from September to November and in the southern hemisphere from March to May: the countryside is ablaze with color in autumn. fig. he was in the autumn of his life. ∎  Astron. the period from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice.

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autumn

autumn the season after summer and before winter, when crops and fruits are gathered and leaves fall, in the northern hemisphere from September to November and in the southern hemisphere from March to May. The name is recorded from late Middle English, and comes ultimately (perhaps via Old French) from Latin autumnus.

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fall

fall1 descent XII; lapse into sin; falling from an erect posture XIII; autumn (orig. †fall of the leaf) XVI. ME. fal(l), superseding OE. (ġe)feall and fæll, f(i)ell, fyll (:- *falliz); partly — ON. fall, partly a new formation on FALL2.

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autumn

autumn XIV (rare before XVI). — OF. autompne (mod. automne), later directly — L. autumnus.
So autumnal XVI. — L. autumnālis.

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