man in the moon


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man in the moon

n
1. (European Myth & Legend) the moon when considered to resemble the face of a man
2. (European Myth & Legend) (in folklore and nursery rhyme) a character dwelling in the moon
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The illusion of the man in the moon is created by basins in the surface that are filled three to eight km deep with basalt, a mineral that causes gravitational variations.