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Definition of moraine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

moraine

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//məˈreɪn//
 
, also BrE//mɒˈreɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈreɪn//
 
[uncountable, countable] (specialist) Mountains and valleys
 
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a mass of earth, stones, etc., carried along by a glacier and left when it melts See related entries: Mountains and valleys Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French, from Italian dialect morena, from French dialect morre ‘snout’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: moraine