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estuaryn. [L. aestuarium, from aestuare to surge. See Estuate.].
  •  A place where water boils up; a spring that wells forth.  Boyle.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A passage, as the mouth of a river or lake, where the tide meets the current; an arm of the sea; a frith.  [1913 Webster]
    "it to the sea was often by long and wide estuaries."  [1913 Webster]
     Belonging to, or formed in, an estuary; as, estuary strata.  Lyell.  [1913 Webster]


estuary, n. (pl. -ies) a wide tidal mouth of a river.

estuarine adj.
L aestuarium tidal channel f. aestus tide



arm, armlet, avenue, bay, bayou, belt, bight, blowhole, boca, channel, chute, cove, creek, debouch, door, egress, emunctory, escape, euripus, exhaust, exit, fjord, floodgate, flume, frith, gulf, gut, harbor, inlet, kyle, loch, loophole, mouth, narrow, narrow seas, narrows, natural harbor, opening, out, outcome, outfall, outgate, outgo, outlet, pore, port, reach, road, roads, roadstead, sally port, sluice, sound, spiracle, spout, strait, straits, tap, vent, ventage, venthole, vomitory, way out, weir




N gulf, lake, land covered with water, gulf, gulph, bay, inlet, bight, estuary, arm of the sea, bayou, fiord, armlet, frith, firth, ostiary, mouth, lagune, lagoon, indraught, cove, creek, natural harbor, roads, strait, narrows, Euripus, sound, belt, gut, kyles, continental slope, continental shelf, lake, loch, lough, mere, tarn, plash, broad, pond, pool, lin, puddle, slab, well, artesian well, standing water, dead water, sheet of water, fish pond, mill pond, ditch, dike, dyke, dam, reservoir, alberca, barachois, hog wallow, lacustrine.

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