brackish

[ brak-ish ]
/ ˈbræk ɪʃ /

adjective

having a slightly salty or briny flavor.
distasteful; unpleasant.

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Nearby words

  1. bracket saw,
  2. bracketing,
  3. bracketology,
  4. brackets,
  5. brackett series,
  6. bracknell,
  7. bracknell forest,
  8. braconid,
  9. bract,
  10. bracteal

Origin of brackish

1530–40; < Dutch brak salty + -ish1

Related formsbrack·ish·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for brackish

brackish

/ (ˈbrækɪʃ) /

adjective

(of water) slightly briny or salty
Derived Formsbrackishness, noun

Word Origin for brackish

C16: from Middle Dutch brac salty; see -ish

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Word Origin and History for brackish

brackish

adj.

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

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Science definitions for brackish

brackish

[ brăkĭsh ]

Containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water. Brackish water is somewhat salty.
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