barkhan

World English Dictionary
barchan, barkhan, barchane or barkan (bɑːˈkɑːn)
 
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a crescent-shaped shifting sand dune, convex on the windward side and steeper and concave on the leeward
 
barkhan, barkhan, barchane or barkan
 
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barchane, barkhan, barchane or barkan
 
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barkan, barkhan, barchane or barkan
 
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World English Dictionary
barkhan or barkan (bɑːˈkɑːn)
 
n
variant spellings of barchan
 
barkan or barkan
 
n

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barkhan

crescent-shapedcrescent-shaped sand dune produced by the action of wind predominately from one direction. One of the commonest types of dunes, it occurs in sandy deserts all over the world

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