Definition of Barchan

1. Noun. An arc-shaped sand ridge comprised of well-sorted sand. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barchan

1. a type of sand dune [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barchan

barbu
barbula hirci
barbulae
barbule
barbules
barbut
barbuts
barbwire
barbwires
barca
barcarole
barcaroles
barcarolle
barcarolles
barcas
barchan (current term)
barchane
barchanes
barchans
barcode
barcoded
barcodes
barcoding
barcon
barcons
bard
bardacious
bardashes
barde

Literary usage of Barchan

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1. Analecta Scotica: Collections Illustrative of the Civil, Ecclesiastical, and by James Maidment (1837)
"JOHN STIRLING, MINISTER OF KIL- barchan, GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS ARRIVAL IN INDIA. Bombay, in the E. Indies, Jan. 18, 1670. MY DEAREST BROTHER,—Setting ..."

2. Analecta Scotica:: Collections Illustrative of the Civil, Ecclesiastical by James Maidment (1837)
"JOHN STIRLING, MINISTER OF KIL- barchan, GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS ARRIVAL IN INDIA. Bombay, in the E. Indies, Jan. 18, 1670. MY DEAREST BROTHER,—Setting ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1900)
"Round the edges of the barchan is scattered yellow quartz sand, a residuum after winnowing away of much of the micaceous river sand. ..."

4. The Dawn in Britain by Charles Montagu Doughty (1906)
"But, to his dreaming priest, appears the god, Saying barchan rise ! and by this ... Ten years, in sacred wisdom of the stars, Old barchan nourished up the ..."

5. Across Coveted Lands: Or, A Journey from Flushing (Holland) to Calcutta by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1902)
"The wind, on meeting the semi-circular back of the barchan, is diverted on the two sides of it ; these two currents come into violent collision again on the ..."

6. United Arab Emirates: A New Perspective by Ibrahim Abed, Peter Hellyer (2001)
"There are several types of dune but only those common in eastern Arabia are described here. barchan: crescent-shaped sand dune, which migrates downwind in ..."

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