Dune Definition

do͝on, dyo͝on
dunes
noun
dunes
A rounded hill, ridge, or mound of windblown material, usually sand.
Webster's New World
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Singular:
dune
Plural:
dunes

Origin of Dune

  • From Old French dune, from Middle Dutch dūne (Dutch duin), possibly from Gaulish *dunon (“hill”). Compare English down.

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Old French from Middle Dutch dūne dheuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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