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Origin of brackish
OTHER WORDS FROM brackishbrack·ish·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for brackish
All the ancient, fishy lamprey larvae were found in saltwater environments, Miyashita says, from brackish lakes to lagoons to offshore river deltas.These fossilized lamprey hatchlings disprove an age-old evolutionary theory|Philip Kiefer|March 11, 2021|Popular Science
A brackish breeze blew off the Black Sea, mixing with rotting garbage, human sweat, cheap cleaning products, and undefined fumes.
I am bored to death, to extinction; my thoughts are the colour of that water which flows over yonder, brackish and heavy.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
This animal is fond of brackish water, therefore he most commonly inhabits those rivers which border on the sea.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Captain Stirling examined them both: the former to its source, the latter beyond the point where the water ceased to be brackish.
They were marooned on a desert island with practically nothing to eat and nothing but brackish swamp water to drink.South American Fights and Fighters|Cyrus Townsend Brady
Often the only water they had to drink was supplied by "brackish" ponds, whose surface was covered with greenish slime.The Blue and The Gray|A. R. White