from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to, caused by, or carried by the wind.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of aeolian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Æolian.
  • adj. Formed, or deposited, by the action of wind, as dunes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Æolian, Æolic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks


From Aeolus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • They started excavating three fire pits on the south side of the ridge where the soil was a thin, eolian deposit overlying regolith, or crumbled rough rock.

    Bird Cloud

  • Fluvial and eolian erosion and deposition are the main geomorphic processes.

    Santa Maria Valley (Bailey)

  • Dunes and adjacent uplands with a cover of eolian sand support a succession of plant communities, from bare dune through Sand-verbena - beach bursage series.

    Southern Channel Islands (Bailey)

  • Mass wasting, fluvial erosion, wave erosion (coastal marine), and eolian erosion and deposition are the main geomorphic processes.

    Southern Channel Islands (Bailey)

  • The gently sloping Monticello Upland is blanketed by eolian material deposited in the lee of the Abajo Mountains.

    Ecoregions of Utah (EPA)

  • These deep eolian soils are composed of fine sand and support warm season grasses, winterfat, Mormon tea, four-wing saltbush, and sagebrush.

    Ecoregions of Utah (EPA)

  • The Sand Deserts ecoregion is nearly level and contains a mantle of sandy eolian deposits, shifting dunes, and exposed sandstone bedrock.

    Ecoregions of Utah (EPA)

  • On Pleistocene nonmarine sediments, over which eolian sand has spread, they are Xeropsamments, Haplic Durixeralfs, and Typic Albaquults.

    Santa Ynez Hills and Valleys (Bailey)

  • Dry lake beds are numerous, and there are extensive eolian deposits, including both dune sand and loess.

    Intermountain Semidesert Province (Bailey)

  • Ocean currents, waves, and wind (coastal marine and eolian processes) are active along the outer edges of the coastal plain.

    Point Reyes

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