Am accumulation of earth and stones carried and finally deposited by a glacier during a period of warming. The deposit forms a ridge or mound, marking the glacier's progress.
Etymology: 1700s, French morena, rise in the ground.
The Kettle Moraine State Forest (southern unit) is a short drive from my house. (Kettles are shallow, sediment-filled bodies of water formed by retreating glaciers.)
murrain (mûr′ĭn), noun
1. A plaguelike disease in domestic animals (especially cattle) or plants.
2. (obsolete) A plague or pestilence.
Etymolgy: 1300s, old French morine, from Latin mori, to die.
Some might consider twenty presidential hopefuls a murrain.