a nearly vertical shaft or cavity worn in a glacier by surface water falling through a crack in the ice.
Origin of moulin
< Late Latin molīnum mill1
a river flowing N from S France to the Loire. About 250 miles (400 km) long.
a department in central France. 2850 sq. mi. (7380 sq. km). Capital: Moulins.
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a market town in central France, on the Allier River. Pop: 21 892 (1999)
a department of central France, in Auvergne region. Capital: Moulins. Pop: 342 307 (2003 est). Area: 7382 sq km (2879 sq miles)
a river in S central France, rising in the Cévennes and flowing north to the Loire. Length: over 403 km (250 miles)
a vertical shaft in a glacier, maintained by a constant descending stream of water and debris
Word Origin for moulin
C19: from French: a mill
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