People can do funny things with names. They can turn them into adjectives – like mammoth:

That’s big.  Calling a cave after that is fine.  Calling a sale after that is hokey. (pic from TylerIngram)

But there are other lesser-known things that became words.  One of those is the wobbling, back-and-forth behavior that we call meander.

There is a river in Turkey called Meander.  It was genericized into a behavior, which now characterizes many rivers.


(pic from Molas)