EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DENE
A glade or valley in the wood was called a Dean, Dene, Denne, cognate with den.
Captain Dene pulled at his moustache as though puzzled how to act.
It was many a long day before she again suggested a visit to Dene.
"Those are the Dene fields," said Alicia, following her glance.
His people lived there for generations—the Lumsdens of Dene Compton.
She remembered her promise one morning and took her up to Dene Compton.
It was not only Clare who was very tired of co-education and Dene Compton.
Roger, her Roger, had come up all the way from Dene to play cards with Elsbeth!
There you'll be at Dene, miserable—you will be miserable, Roger?
No, this is—well, it certainly has something to do with Dene, too!
"bare, sandy tract by the sea," late 13c., of uncertain origin, perhaps connected to dune, but the sense difference is difficult.