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yardang

[yahr-dahng]
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noun Geology.
  1. a keel-shaped crest or ridge of rock, formed by the action of the wind, usually parallel to the prevailing wind direction.
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Origin of yardang

earlier jardang, term introduced by Sven Hedin (1904); perhaps a compound with Uigur yar cliff, precipice, or a cognate Turkic word
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