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la·goon

lagoon

 
pronunciation:
l gun
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shallow body of salt water by the sea. A lagoon is separated from the sea by sandbars, coral reefs, or islands.
The lagoons near the ocean have many sea animals in them.
definition 2: a body of fresh water that connects to a larger lake or river.
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derivation: lagoonal (adj.)
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  lake, ocean, water