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Meaning of LAGOON

Pronunciation:  lu'goon

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral

LAGOON is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: laguna, lagune
 See Also: lake, liman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\La*goon"\, n. [It. or Sp. laguna, L. lacuna ditch, pool,
pond, lacus lake. See {Lake}, and cf. {Lacuna}.] [Written
also {lagune}.]
1. A shallow sound, channel, pond, or lake, especially one
   into which the sea flows; as, the lagoons of Venice.

2. A lake in a coral island, often occupying a large portion
   of its area, and usually communicating with the sea. See

{Lagoon island}, a coral island consisting of a narrow reef
   encircling a lagoon.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a lagoon in your dream indicates that there is a misunderstanding and doubt in your words.
Biology Dictionary
  1. A shallow lake or pond, especially one connected with a larger body of water; an area of shallow salt water separated from the sea by sand dunes; the area of water surrounded by an atoll, or circular coral reef.
  2. A small pond-like body of water connected to a larger body of water. A lagoon would be formed in a small stream during the summer when a sand bar closed off the mouth of the stream from the ocean.
Thesaurus Terms
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