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