[ bak-shawr, -shohr ]
/ ˈbækˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr /
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THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Words nearby backshore
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Scientific definitions for backshore
[ băk′shôr′ ]
The area of a shore that lies between the average high tide mark and the vegetation. The backshore is affected by waves only during severe storms. Compare foreshore.
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