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estuary

es·tu·ar·y

estuary

 
pronunciation:
es chu eI ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: estuaries
definition 1: the wide part of a river's lower end, where it meets the tides of the sea.
definition 2: an inlet of the sea that meets a river's lower end.
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derivation: estuarial (adj.)
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  river