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dune

 (do͞on, dyo͞on)
n.
A hill or ridge of wind-blown sand.

[French, from Old French, from Middle Dutch dūne; see dheuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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dune

(djuːn)
n
(Physical Geography) a mound or ridge of drifted sand, occurring on the sea coast and in deserts
[C18: via Old French from Middle Dutch dūne; see down3]
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dune

(dun, dyun)

n.
a sand hill or sand ridge formed by the wind, usu. in desert regions or near lakes and oceans.
[1780–90; < French, Old French < Middle Dutch dūna; c. down3]
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dune

(do͞on)
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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A sand ridge or mound formed where wind heaps up the sand in a desert or on a low sandy coast.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dune - a ridge of sand created by the winddune - a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans
ridge - a long narrow natural elevation or striation
seif dune - a long and tall sand dune with a sharp crest; common in the Sahara
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dune

noun hillock, down (archaic), mound, mount, drift, elevation, knoll, brae (Scot.) They climbed a very large dune.
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Translations
كَثيب
duna
klitmile
dyyni
dûnedűne
sandalda
kopa
kāpa
dună
duna
peščina
dyn

dune

[djuːn]
A. Nduna f
B. CPD dune buggy Nbuggy m (vehículo para terrenos arenosos)
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dune

[ˈdjuːn] ndune fdune buggy nbuggy m
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dune

nDüne f
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dune

[djuːn] nduna
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dune

(djuːn) noun
(also ˈsand-dune) a low hill of sand.
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The sand dune system 'Gronant Dunes and Talacre Warren' has the only established population of Natterjack Toads in Wales.
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Part of the development will be situated on a site of Special Scientific Interest, protecting the local sand dune system and wildlife.
PERRAN Sands, named after St Piran, is a real gem of a park set amongst Cornwall's largest sand dune system - a beautiful and unique habitat that rolls down to a wonderful stretch of sandy beach, perfect for surfing.
This study reports the diet composition of a population inhabiting a sand dune system in southwestern Coahuila, Mexico.
"If we did nothing the whole of the sand dune system would be lost.