machair

/ (ˈmæxər) /

noun

Scot (in the western Highlands of Scotland) a strip of sandy, grassy, often lime-rich land just above the high-water mark at a sandy shore: used as grazing or arable land

Nearby words

  1. machabees,
  2. machado,
  3. machado de assiz,
  4. machado y morales,
  5. machado y ruiz,
  6. machala,
  7. machan,
  8. machaon,
  9. machaut,
  10. machaut, guillaume de

Word Origin for machair

C17: from Scottish Gaelic

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