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barchan

/bɑːˈkɑːn/
noun
1.
a crescent-shaped shifting sand dune, convex on the windward side and steeper and concave on the leeward

barkhan

/bɑːˈkɑːn/
noun
1.
variant spellings of barchan
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barchan

crescent-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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