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Meaning of ESTUARY

Pronunciation:  'eschoo`eree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix
 

ESTUARY is a 7 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: body of water, firth, La Plata, Para, Para River, Plata River, Rio de la Plata, river, water

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Es"tu*a*ry\, n.; pl. {Estuaries}. [L. aestuarium, from
    aestuare to surge. See {Estuate}.] [Written also
    {[ae]stuary}.]
    1. A place where water boils up; a spring that wells forth.
       [Obs.] --Boyle.
    
    2. A passage, as the mouth of a river or lake, where the tide
       meets the current; an arm of the sea; a frith.
    
             it to the sea was often by long and wide estuaries.
                                                   --Dana.
    
    
  2. \Es"tu*a*ry\, a.
    Belonging to, or formed in, an estuary; as, estuary strata.
    --Lyell.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An inlet or arm of the sea; especially the wide mouth of a river, where the tide meets the current.
 
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