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Definition of estuary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

estuary

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BrE BrE//ˈestʃuəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈestʃueri//
 
(pl. estuaries) Rivers and lakes
 
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the wide part of a river where it flows into the sea the Thames estuary Wordfinderbend, course, current, dam, downstream, estuary, river, source, tributary, waterfall See related entries: Rivers and lakes Word Origin mid 16th cent. (denoting a tidal inlet of any size): from Latin aestuarium ‘tidal part of a shore’, from aestus ‘tide’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: estuary

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