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Meaning of FRESHET

Pronunciation:  'freshit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow
 

FRESHET is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: spate
 
 See Also: flow, flowing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fresh"et\, n. [OE. fresche flood + -et. See {Fresh},
a.]
1. A stream of fresh water. [Obs.] --Milton.

2. A flood or overflowing of a stream caused by heavy rains
   or melted snow; a sudden inundation.

         Cracked the sky, as ice in rivers When the freshet
         is at highest.                        --Longfellow.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A rapid temporary rise in the stream discharge and level caused by heavy rains or rapid melting of snow and ice.
 

 

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