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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The wide part of a river where it goes into the sea. A wide lower part of a tidal river.

Usage examples (36)
  • An estuary is an area of the river that is full of interesting life forms.
  • You can fish from shore anywhere in estuary or the beach with fresh shrimp.
  • Playa del Rey and the Huichol sacred island lie across an estuary from the customs house.
  • An estuary is a partly enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it. for more
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