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

morainal

play \-ˈrā-nəl\ adjective

morainic

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Origin and Etymology of moraine

French, from French dialect (Savoy) morêna


First Known Use: 1783


MORAINE Defined for Kids

moraine

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noun mo·raine \mə-ˈrān\

Definition of moraine for Students

  1. :  a pile of earth and stones left by a glacier



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