dene

noun \ ˈdēn \

Definition of dene

British
: valley

Examples of dene in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of dene

Middle English, from Old English denu


Déné

noun Dé·né \ de-ˈnā , dā- \

Definition of Déné

plural Déné or Dénés play \-āz\
: a member of any of the Athabascan-speaking peoples of the interior of Alaska and northwestern Canada; also : the languages of these peoples

Origin and Etymology of déné

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


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