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De·ne

also Dé·né  (dā′nē, dā-nā′)
n. (used with a pl. verb)
The Athabaskan-speaking peoples of northwest Canada and inland Alaska considered as a group.

dene

 (dēn)
n. Chiefly British
A sandy tract or dune by the seashore.

[Possibly East Frisian düne, a sand dune; akin to dune.]

dene

(diːn) or

dean

n
(Physical Geography) Brit a valley, esp one that is narrow and wooded
[Old English denu valley; see den]

dene

(diːn) or

dean

n
(Physical Geography) dialect chiefly Southern English a sandy stretch of land or dune near the sea
[C13: probably related to Old English dūn hill; see down3]

Dene

(ˈdɛnɪ; ˈdɛneɪ)
pl n
(Peoples) the North American Indian peoples of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories in Canada. The official body representing them is called the Dene Nation
[via French déné, from Athapascan dene people]

dene

(din)

n. Brit.
a sandy tract or low hill.
[1815–20; earlier den, in same sense, Middle English (in phrase den and strond); of uncertain orig.]
References in classic literature ?
Oldacre is a bachelor, fifty-two years of age, and lives in Deep Dene House, at the Sydenham end of the road of that name.
This place, Deep Dene House, is a big modern villa of staring brick, standing back in its own grounds, with a laurel-clumped lawn in front of it.
A crowd of morbid sightseers were still gathered round Deep Dene House, which was just such a suburban villa as I had pictured.
Deep in the bowels of the National Vegetable Research Station, in Wellesbourne, the Dene crew elected to name themselves after the river that flowed through the grounds of their laboratories.
I would like to think that the council had the same concern about the smaller Dene areas in the West End of Newcastle such as Denton Dene and the surrounding area.
BLACK Lace frontman Dene Michael blew thousands on everything from caravans to watches when he became addicted to online auction site eBay.
AN opportunity to experience Jesmond Dene House's acclaimed afternoon teas in Durham is being offered at a special charity event on September 26.
DENE Michael of Black Lace is guest staring in Womble The Movie, the British comedy being filmed in North Wales by Best Picture Film Production and Management Co.
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling against the Buffalo River Dene Nation, which wants to halt oilsands exploration on its traditional territory.
Although biographers have always presented Frederic Leighton as a solitary man, his relationship with his model, the actress Dorothy Dene, was far closer than has been acknowledged.
A call to the minister of Indian Affairs office to see what is being done for the Deline Dene was not returned.