barchan

noun
bar·​chan | \ (ˌ)bär-ˈkän How to pronounce barchan (audio) , -ˈḵän\

Definition of barchan

: a moving crescent-shaped sand dune

First Known Use of barchan

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barchan

Russian barkhan, from Kazakh

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