Indian summer

/ɪndiən ˈsʌmə/ (say indeeuhn 'sumuh)

noun
1. a period of summer weather occurring after the proper summer season.
2. a peaceful and quiet old age.
{from the period of calm, mild weather at the end of autumn in inland regions of North America where many Native Americans (Indians) lived, contrasted with the changeable cool climate on the coast, where Europeans mostly lived}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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