brackish

[ brak-ish ]
/ ˈbræk ɪʃ /

adjective

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

Origin of brackish

1530–40; < Dutch brak salty + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM brackish

brack·ish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for brackish

brackish
/ (ˈbrækɪʃ) /

adjective

(of water) slightly briny or salty

Derived forms of brackish

brackishness, noun

Word Origin for brackish

C16: from Middle Dutch brac salty; see -ish
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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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