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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A period, in mid- or late autumn, of abnormally warm weather, generally [[clear]]  skies, sunny but hazy days, and cool nights.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">In New England, at least one [[killing frost]] and preferably a substantial period of normally cool  weather must precede this warm spell in order for it to be considered a true "Indian summer." It  does not occur every year, and in some years there may be two or three Indian summers. The term is most often heard in the northeastern United States, but its usage extends throughout English-  speaking countries. It dates back at least to 1778, but its origin is not certain; the most probable  suggestions relate it to the way that the American Indians availed themselves of this extra opportunity  to increase their winter stores. The comparable period in Europe is termed the [[Old wives' summer|Old Wives' summer]],  and, poetically, may be referred to as [[halcyon days]]. In England, dependent upon dates of occurrence,  such a period may be called [[St. martin's summer|St. Martin's summer]], [[St. luke's summer|St. Luke's summer]], and formerly  [[All-hallown summer]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">''The use of this term is discouraged. It is considered a relic of the past and disrespectful of Native American people. The recommended term to describe this phenomena is [[Second Summer]].''</div><br/> </div>
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<p>''Term edited 25 October 2020.''</p>
  
 
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Revision as of 14:17, 25 October 2020



Indian summer

The use of this term is discouraged. It is considered a relic of the past and disrespectful of Native American people. The recommended term to describe this phenomena is Second Summer.

Term edited 25 October 2020.