a mound, ridge, or mass of rocks, gravel, sand, clay, etc. carried and deposited directly by a glacier, along its side (lateral moraine), at its lower end (terminal moraine), or beneath the ice (ground moraine)
Origin of moraineFrench ; from dialect, dialectal morêna ; from morre, muzzle, akin to Spanish morro, snout, headland ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form murru, echoic word for snout
An accumulation of boulders, stones, or other debris carried and deposited by a glacier.
Origin of moraineFrench, from French dialectal morena, mound of earth, from Provençal morre, muzzle, from Vulgar Latin *murrum.
- mo·rain′al, mo·rain′ic
Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska