- a muddy lagoon, marsh, or lake near the mouth of a river behind part of the delta and more or less protected from open water by a barrier or spit.
- an area of mud or silt deposited near the mouth of a river.
Origin of liman
1855–60; < Russian limán estuary, coastal salt lake < Turkish or Crimean Tatar < Medieval Greek liménion, liménas (compare Greek limḗn harbor)
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Examples from the Web for liman
The current cycle of strong women on TV, Liman says, may have a certain Secretary of State to thank.
Liman, meanwhile, sees it as a rejection of the precedent of the way women have often been portrayed in media.
I reckon our landlady has a bigger brain than Enver and Liman.Greenmantle
Arriving at dawn they, too, found the town asleep, and clattered through the streets in search of Liman von Sanders.With Our Army in Palestine
On the morning of Oct. 14, the fleet weighed and stood along shore towards the Liman of the Dnieper.The British Expedition to the Crimea
William Howard Russell
Casper and Liman approach the subject with almost equal disgust, but with more regard for scientific truth than Tardieu.
Having criticised Tardieu for his use of the phrase pderast, Casper and Liman can find no better.