dune /ˈdun ||ˈdjun/
Dune n. A low hill of drifting sand usually formed on the coats, but often carried far inland by the prevailing winds. [Written also dun.]
Three great rivers, the Rhine, the Meuse, and the Scheldt, had deposited their slime for ages among the dunes or sand banks heaved up by the ocean around their mouths. --Motley.
n : a ridge of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or
near lakes and oceans [syn: sand dune]