- Tarn (lake)
A tarn (or corrie loch) is a mountain
lakeor pool, formed in a cirqueexcavated by a glacier. A morainemay form a natural dambelow a tarn. [cite web | title =Illustrated Glossary of Alpine Glacial Landforms | url = http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/faculty/lemke/alpine_glacial_glossary/glossary.html | accessdate = 2007-08-05 ] A corrie may be called a cirque.
In local dialect in
Cumbria, the word is also used generally to refer to any small lake or pond, regardless of its location and origin. [cite web | title =Fresh Water Tarns | work = Cumbria Wildlife Trust | url = http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/cumbria/Surveys/What%20is%20a%20Tarn.htm | accessdate = 2007-08-05 ]
Scandinavian languagesa "tjern" or "tjärn", "tärn" or "tjørn" is a small natural lake, often in a forest or with vegetation close around it or growing into the lake.
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Tarn — may refer to:;Geography and places: * Tarn (lake), a mountain lake or pool formed in a cirque excavated by a glacier * Tarn (department), a département in southwest France * Tarn River, a river in France * Tarn oil field, an oil field in Alaska * … Wikipedia
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Tarn — Tarn, n. [OE. terne, Icel. tj[ o]rn.] A mountain lake or pool. [1913 Webster] A lofty precipice in front, A silent tarn below. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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tarn — [tärn] n. [ME terne < or akin to ON tjörn, tarn, lit., hole filled with water] a small lake, esp. one that fills a cirque … English World dictionary
tarn — mid 13c., from O.N. tjorn small mountain lake without tributaries, from P.Gmc. *terno, perhaps originally water hole. A dialectal word popularized by the Lake poets … Etymology dictionary
Lake Solitude — is the name of at least twelve bodies of water in the United States including:*Lake Solitude (New Hampshire), a highland tarn on Mount Sunapee *Lake Solitude (Wyoming), located within Grand Teton National Park … Wikipedia
tarn — [ta:n US ta:rn] n a small lake among mountains … Dictionary of contemporary English
tarn — ► NOUN ▪ a small mountain lake. ORIGIN Old Norse … English terms dictionary
lake — [n] inland body of water basin, creek, inland sea, lagoon, lakelet, loch, mere, millpond, mouth, pond, pool, reservoir, sluice, spring, tarn; concept 514 … New thesaurus