Definitions

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

  • n. A large sand dune hundreds of miles long and hundreds of feet high, often with smaller dunes that form on the leeward and windward faces.

Etymologies

Probably of Arabic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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