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mo·raine

 (mə-rān′)
n.
An accumulation of boulders, stones, or other debris carried and deposited by a glacier.

[French, from French dialectal morena, mound of earth, from Provençal morre, muzzle, from Vulgar Latin *murrum.]

mo·rain′al, mo·rain′ic adj.

moraine

(mɒˈreɪn)
n
(Physical Geography) a mass of debris, carried by glaciers and forming ridges and mounds when deposited
[C18: from French, from Savoy dialect morena, of obscure origin]
moˈrainal, moˈrainic adj

mo•raine

(məˈreɪn)

n.
1. a ridge, mound, or irregular mass of unstratified glacial drift, chiefly boulders, gravel, sand, and clay.
2. a deposit of such material left on the ground by a glacier.
[1780–90; < French < Franco-Provençal morêna rise in the ground =mour(o) mound + -ena suffix of landforms]
mo•rain′al, mo•rain′ic, adj.

mo·raine

(mə-rān′)
A mass of boulders, pebbles, sand, and mud deposited in the form of a long ridge along the front or sides of a glacier. Moraines typically form because of the plowing effect of a moving glacier, which causes it to pick up rock fragments and sediments as it moves, and because of the periodic melting of the ice, which causes the glacier to deposit these materials during warmer intervals. ♦ A moraine that forms in front of a glacier is a terminal moraine. ♦ A moraine that forms along the side of a glacier is a lateral moraine.

moraine

Rock debris moved or dumped by a melting glacier or ice sheet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moraine - accumulated earth and stones deposited by a glaciermoraine - accumulated earth and stones deposited by a glacier
glacier - a slowly moving mass of ice
earth, ground - the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"
Translations

moraine

[mɒˈreɪn] Nmorena f

moraine

nMoräne f

moraine

[mɒˈreɪn] nmorena
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Glacier Ridge Metro Park is named for the glacial moraine that runs through the park.
In time, these tongues become flattened and ponds develop, which then coalesce, creating glacial lakes that are dammed by glacial moraine.
Additionally, the company plans geological mapping, geochemical sampling and an IP resistivity survey for a second target area to the east of the A&P mine in order to establish whether gold mineralization exists along strike of the shear zone and intersects subsidiary crosscutting structures beneath the glacial moraine deposit.
In one case, a mountain resort in an area of glacial moraine was so overdeveloped that the river burst its banks and fish were swimming through the main street.
A big volume of the lake and unreliable glacial moraine dam may cause outburst of the lake.
The company, which is based at Nercwys, near Mold, is already world-renowned for its work in reducing glacial hazards in the Andes and the Himalayas where high mountain lakes can burst their glacial moraine dams and flood communities in valleys below.
The chief's father, old Chief Joseph, is buried at the foot of Wallowa Lake, the shimmering prize of the valley, ringed by high peaks and contained by glacial moraine.
JOSEPH, OREGON--Alvin Josephy's house sits on a ridge that is, locals boast, "the best preserved Ice Age glacial moraine in North America.
The lines of the glacial moraine, the oval basins of the lakes"; "the road passes a farm in the valley by the lake"; "fishing nets are spread out to dry; smoke rises from a chimney; a canoe scrapes against the pebbly sand"; "the trail winds down between post-glacial rocks and junipers toward alders and bulrushes.
They see the huge, glass-chested homes on the hill, the architectural sketches for Elk Trail Estates going up on the glacial moraine of a lake where they always took their kids fishing, and they cannot find a place in it for themselves.
Phillips' dating technique determines the amount of the radioactive isotope Chlorine 36 in the glacial moraine.