[ doon, dyoon ]
/ dun, dyun /


a sand hill or sand ridge formed by the wind, usually in desert regions or near lakes and oceans.

Origin of dune

1780–90; < French, Old French < Middle Dutch dūna; cognate with down3
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British Dictionary definitions for dune

/ (djuːn) /


a mound or ridge of drifted sand, occurring on the sea coast and in deserts

Word Origin for dune

C18: via Old French from Middle Dutch dūne; see down ³
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Scientific definitions for dune

[ dōōn ]

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. See more at barchan dune draa longitudinal dune seif dune transverse dune.
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