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OTHER WORDS FROM brackishbrack·ish·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for brackish
With their luxuriant canopies and pillar-like roots extending deep into brackish water, mangroves provide shelter for small fish and help clean coasts.Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself|Sarah Kaplan|April 22, 2021|Washington Post
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