Dune meaning

do͝on, dyo͝on
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A hill or ridge of wind-blown sand.
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A rounded hill, ridge, or mound of windblown material, usually sand.
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A hill or ridge of wind-blown sand. Dunes are capable of moving by the motion of their individual grains but usually keep the same shape.
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(geomorphology) A ridge or hill of sand piled up by the wind.
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Origin of dune

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary