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crescent US English

The curved sickle shape of the waxing or waning moon

crescent US Thesaurus

she carved a small crescent into the lid of the box

the Crescent in crescent US English

The political power of Islam or of the Ottoman Empire

Red Crescent US English

A national branch in Muslim countries of the International Movement of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent

crescent wrench US English

An adjustable wrench designed to grip hexagonal nuts, with an adjusting screw fitted in the crescent-shaped head of the wrench

Fertile Crescent US English

A crescent-shaped area of fertile land in the Middle East that extends from the eastern Mediterranean coast through the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers to the Persian Gulf. It was the center of the Neolithic development of agriculture (from 7000 bc), and the cradle of the Assyrian, Sumerian, and Babylonian civilizations