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moraine

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noun mo·raine \mə-ˈrān\

Definition of moraine

  1. :  an accumulation of earth and stones carried and finally deposited by a glacier

mo·rain·al play \-ˈrā-nəl\ adjective
mo·rain·ic play \-ˈrā-nik\ adjective


Origin of moraine

French, from French dialect (Savoy) morêna


First Known Use: 1789


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