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Definition of brackish adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

brackish

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈbrækɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrækɪʃ//
 
 
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(of water) salty in an unpleasant way brackish lakes/lagoons/marshes Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from obsolete brack ‘salty’, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch brac.
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