Definition and examples of word/phrase "Estuary"


Word

Estuary

Definition

1, A place where water boils up; a spring that wells forth.

2, A passage, as the mouth of a river or lake, where the tide meets the current; an arm of the sea; a frith.

Word type

n.

Examples

1, An Estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.. Estuaries form a transition zone between river environments and maritime environments.