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dene

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noun \ˈdēn\

Definition of dene

British

  1. :  valley



Examples of dene

  1. <there are some deeply wooded denes in that part of Northumberland>



Origin of dene

Middle English, from Old English denu


First Known Use: before 12th century


Déné

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noun Dé·né \de-ˈnā, dā-\

Definition of Déné

plural Déné or Dé·nés play \-āz\

  1. :  a member of any of the Athabascan-speaking peoples of the interior of Alaska and northwestern Canada; also :  the languages of these peoples



Origin of déné

Canadian French, of Athabascan origin; akin to Chipewyan & Slave (Athabascan languages of Canada) dene person


First Known Use: 1891


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