Definition of Machair

1. Noun. (geology) A type of calcerous sandy terrain formed mostly from seashells, found by the coast in areas of Scotland and Ireland. ¹



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Definition of Machair

1. a low sandy beach [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Machair

macerations
macerative
macerator
macerators
macerozyme
macerozymes
macers
maces
macfallite
mach-zender interferometer
machaca
machacas
machado-joseph disease
machaeridian
machaeridians
machair (current term)
machaira
machairas
machairodont
machairodus
machairs
machan
machans
macharomancy
machatschkiite
mache
macheer
macheers
macher
machers

Literary usage of Machair

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1. The Celtic Monthly: A Magazine for Highlanders (1904)
"NORTH UIST. BY THB DUCHESS OF SUTHERLAND. Шй'НЕ "machair," ... The "machair," the "machair," the beach land of the sea, The fisher at his fishing, ..."

2. The Games & Diversions of Argyleshire by Robert Craig Maclagan (1901)
"CAMANACHD before the days of printed rules was as follows. And it is interesting to notice that the locality was the machair- ..."

3. Father Allan's Island by Amy Murray (1920)
"A draughty place, the machair, and at the Hospital a trifle below sea- level. The chapel stands by as much above it: it was up, then, that I went by the ..."

4. Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban by William Forbes Skene (1880)
"Along the Atlantic there is a wide plain of sandy soil called machair. ... In order that all may have an equal chance, the machair belonging to them is ..."

5. Scottish Land-names: Their Origin and Meaning by Herbert Maxwell (1894)
"machair, supposed to be magh thir, plain land, is so common in our place-names as to require little notice, except to observe that the parishes of Old ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1891)
"... and two or three succeeding days, he had observed a solitary bird on a moor in Benbecula, and that on 25th May he had observed on the "machair" there, ..."

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