sand hill


Definition of sand hill

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a natural elevation or ridge of sand : dune
2 sandhills plural : a region of sand hills

Note: There are two notable regions of Sand Hills in the United States, one in west central Nebraska stretching from the Platte River to the border with South Dakota, the other along the coast of South Carolina extending into North Carolina and Georgia.



Definition of sandhill (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to a region of sand hills certain types of pines will thrive even in the sandhill areasAmerican Guide Series: Nebraska

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History and Etymology for sand hill


Middle English sond hylle, from Old English sondhyll, from sond sand + hyll hill


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“Sand hill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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