- a period of mild, warm, hazy weather following the first frosts of late autumn
- the final period, as of a person's life, regarded as tranquil, serene, etc.
Origin: Indian, + summer; reason for name obscure
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- A period of mild weather occurring in late autumn.
- A pleasant, tranquil, or flourishing period occurring near the end of something: the Indian summer of the administration.
indian summer - Cultural Definition
A period of unusually warm weather in the fall, often following a seasonable cold spell.