Yardang meaning

yär'däng'
A long, sharp ridge of soft, clearly differentiated sediments rising between two troughs made by wind or water erosion and extending parallel to the direction of the wind or water flow.
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Origin of yardang

  • From Uigur yardïn ablative of yar ridge, steep bank or of kindred Turkic origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition