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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dune  \Dune\,  n.  [The  same  word  as  down:  cf  D.  duin.  See  {Down} 
  a  bank  of  sand.] 
  A  low  hill  of  drifting  sand  usually  formed  on  the  coats,  but 
  often  carried  far  inland  by  the  prevailing  winds.  [Written 
  also  {dun}.] 
 
  Three  great  rivers,  the  Rhine,  the  Meuse,  and  the 
  Scheldt  had  deposited  their  slime  for  ages  among  the 
  dunes  or  sand  banks  heaved  up  by  the  ocean  around  their 
  mouths.  --Motley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dune 
  n  :  a  ridge  of  sand  created  by  the  wind;  found  in  deserts  or 
  near  lakes  and  oceans  [syn:  {sand  dune}] 




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