Cycle of the moon

a period of 19 years, after the lapse of which the new and full moon returns to the same day of the year; - so called from Meton, who first proposed it.

See also: Cycle

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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