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gold season
 n.— «The foliage grows up to 10 feet a year, though in the “gold season”—a flattering term for the dry months of December through April—most trees lose their leaves, leaving the landscape barren.» —“In a Corner of Costa Rica, a Beachhead for Luxury” by Janelle Brown New York Times Feb. 3, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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