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Word of the day for July 20
lunar adj
  1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling the Moon (that is, Luna, the Earth's moon); Lunar.
  2. Shaped like a crescent moon; lunate.
  3. (chiefly historical) (Believed to be) influenced by the Moon, as in character, growth, or properties.
  4. (alchemy, chemistry, historical) Of or pertaining to silver (which was symbolically associated with the Moon by alchemists).
  5. (astronomy) Of or pertaining to travel through space between the Earth and the Moon, or exploration and scientific investigation of the Moon.

PointingHand.svg On this day 50 years ago in 1969, Apollo 11 became the first space mission that landed human beings on the Moon.

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Foreign word of the day  in Dutch
meerkat f, noun
  1. guenon (one of a number of monkeys of the genus Cercopithecus)
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