What does brackish mean?

brackish meaning in General Dictionary

Saltish or sodium in a moderate degree as liquid in saline earth

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  • distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture
  • somewhat salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh-water)
  • Saltish, or sodium in a moderate level, as water in saline earth.

brackish meaning in Fishing Dictionary

liquid that's mainly fresh, with sodium. The far finishes of tidal creeks are typically brackish, encouraging occasionally fresh and saltwater seafood


brackish meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1530s, from Scottish brack "salty" (see brack) + -ish. Relevant: Brackishness.


brackish meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Saltish, or salt in a moderate level, as liquid in saline earth.


Sentence Examples with the word brackish

There is an extensive swampy lagoon in Eleuthera, the water of which is fresh or nearly so; and brackish lagoons also occur, as in Watling Island.

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