Definition of eolian in English:

eolian

adjective

  • US variant spelling of aeolian
    • ‘Quartz grains are angular, suggestive of eolian origin.’
    • ‘Such an age estimate is not necessarily undermined by the possibility of eolian deposition of diatoms or by delivery of diatoms in clasts of sediment ejected from an asteroid impact in the Southern Ocean.’
    • ‘The volume concludes with a very brief chapter on ancient eolian Iandforms and their use in reconstructing Quaternary paleowind directions.’
    • ‘Trace fossils from carbonate eolian environments of Quaternary age usually represent burrows, nests or trackways of terrestrial insects, such as wasps, or arachnids.’
    • ‘These condensed intervals may be underlain, however, by oolitic grainstones, or marine reworked eolian sandstones that also form part of the transgressive systems tract.’

Pronunciation

eolian

/ēˈōlēən/