Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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

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

[North African dialectal Arabic ḏirā‘, drā‘, plateau (translation of Berber ig̣il, arm, hill), from Arabic ḏirā‘, arm; see ḏrע in Semitic roots.]

Examples

  • "No, sor; the master always tould me to keep any bit of money I might draa from anything I planted extra for me perkisites, that was the understandin 'I had with him."

    The Ghost Girl

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