One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or arising from the action of the wind.‘fluvial and aeolian sediments’
- ‘The shallow soils are derived from fluvial gravel overlain by multiple ash deposits and aeolian dust.’
- ‘Quartz grains are angular, suggestive of eolian origin.’
- ‘The regionally immense deposits of rich loess soils, for example in the Midwest, are also of aeolian origin.’
- ‘Where cored the Auk Formation is easily identified because of the preservation of aeolian dune facies.’
- ‘The term also acknowledges the predominant aeolian dune component of the coastal barriers.’
Early 17th century: from the name Aeolus + -ian.
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