Word of the Day 


eolian 
adjectivebornedepositedproduced, or eroded by the wind 

Examples:
The park is known for its eoliancaveschambers formed in sandstone cliffs by powerful winds

Basaltic minerals in the mudstoneare similar to those in nearby eoliandeposits.” — D. T. Vaniman et al., ScienceDecember 9, 2013

Did you know?
When Aeolus blew into townthingsreally got moving. He was the Greekgod of the winds and the king of the floating island of Aeolia. In The OdysseyHomer claims Aeolushelped Odysseus by giving him a favorable windAeolus also gaveEnglish speakers a few terms basedon his nameincluding today‘s adjective eolian (also spelledaeolian), which is often used for wind-sculpted geological featuressuch as caves and dunes, and aeolian harp, an instrument thatmakes music when the wind blowsacross its strings.

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