[wind-bawrn, -bohrn]

Origin of wind-borne

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for wind-borne

Historical Examples of wind-borne

  • One growled deep in its throat, perhaps in answer to that wind-borne wail.

    Storm Over Warlock

    Andre Norton

  • And just catches his shouted reply, wind-borne: For us it is always to-morrow!

    Twos and Threes

    G. B. Stern

  • He paused a moment at the gate, and as he stood the wind-borne fumes began their subtle work.

    The Biography of a Grizzly

    Ernest Seton-Thompson

  • A wind-borne branch, falling on the roof, made a sudden racket that was startling.

    The Peace of Roaring River

    George van Schaick

  • Less extensive deposits of this wind-borne material are found in many other parts of the world, including the Mississippi Valley.


    Charles Fitzhugh Talman

British Dictionary definitions for wind-borne


  1. (esp of plant seeds or pollen) transported by wind
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