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Definition of "moraine" [mo•raine]

  • An accumulation of boulders, stones, or other debris carried and deposited by a glacier. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "moraine" in a sentence
  • "The moraine, therefore, consists wholly of nether-formed and nether-borne severely triturated materials (_moraine profunde_)."
  • "Given the reality or, if you prefer, possibility of global warming, it may be that we'll all be using the word moraine as much as "credit," both related to a meltdown."
  • "During the Wisconsinian glaciation, most of the northern hemisphere was covered with ice up to 2 miles thick as far south as Des Moines, Iowa where the state capitol was built on the terminal moraine, which is hundreds of feet thick."