Definitions for: Estuary

[n] the wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix

Webster (1913) Definition: Es"tu*a*ry, n.; pl. Estuaries. [L. aestuarium, from
aestuare to surge. See Estuate.] [Written also
1. A place where water boils up; a spring that wells forth.
[Obs.] --Boyle.

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

it to the sea was often by long and wide estuaries.

Es"tu*a*ry, a.
Belonging to, or formed in, an estuary; as, estuary strata.

See Also: body of water, firth, La Plata, Para, Para River, Plata River, Rio de la Plata, river, water

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