from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An accumulation of boulders, stones, or other debris carried and deposited by a glacier.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An accumulation of rocks and debris carried and deposited by a glacier.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An accumulation of earth and stones carried forward and deposited by a glacier.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The accumulations of rock and detrital material along the edges of a glacier.
- Same as morainic.
- n. A mixed stony drift gathered from the disintegration of underlying rocks and strewn over lower slopes as by landslides.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. accumulated earth and stones deposited by a glacier
French, from French dialectal morena, mound of earth, from Provençal morre, muzzle, from Vulgar Latin *murrum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French moraine, from Savoyard Italian morena, from Franco-Provençal mor, morre ("muzzle, snout"), from Vulgar Latin *murrum. Compare morion. (Wiktionary)