yardang

noun
yar·​dang | \ ˈyärˌdäŋ \
plural -s

Definition of yardang

: a sharp-crested ridge carved by wind erosion from soft but coherent deposits (as clayey sand)

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History and Etymology for yardang

Turkish, ablative of yar steep bank, precipice

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“Yardang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yardang. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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