sand hill

1 of 2

noun

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.

sandhill

2 of 2

adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

Adjective

sand hill

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“Sand hill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sand%20hill. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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