Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See Æolian, Æolic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Æolian.
  • adjective (Geol.) Formed, or deposited, by the action of wind, as dunes.
  • adjective See Æolian.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of aeolian.

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

  • noun a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks

Etymologies

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

[From Aeolus.]

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

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

    Santa Maria Valley (Bailey)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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