In physical geography, a dell is a small secluded hollow, (implying also) grassy, park-like, usually partially-wooded valley. The word "dell" comes from the Old English word dell, which is related to the Old English word dæl, modern 'dale'. Dells in literature are often portrayed as pleasant safe havens. The term may also be used interchangeably with dingle, which specifically refers to deep ravines or hollows that are embowered with trees.
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