An annual publication containing weather forecasts, planting and harvesting dates, and other statistical data, typically arranged by month and day and often incorporating astrological information.
Late middle english: from old french almanach, from medieval latin almanac(h)us (calendarium), from arabic al-manākh, from al "the" + manākh "calendar".
- The farmer consulted his almanac to plan his planting schedule.
- The Old Farmer's Almanac has been a popular reference book for over two centuries.
- The almanac also contained information about celestial events such as eclipses and comets.
- Many gardeners rely on their almanac to determine the best time to plant and harvest crops.
- In the past, almanacs were often used as a general reference for all types of information, including recipes and health advice.
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