noun, plural es·tu·ar·ies.
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Origin of estuary
OTHER WORDS FROM estuaryes·tu·ar·i·al [es-choo-air-ee-uhl], /ˌɛs tʃuˈɛər i əl/, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH estuarydelta, estuary
Words nearby estuary
Example sentences from the Web for estuary
Apalachicola Bay, an estuary recognized by the United Nations for its uniqueness, once produced 10 percent of the nation’s oysters and 90 percent of those from Florida.Supreme Court sides with Facebook in class-action dispute over robo-texts|Robert Barnes|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
Birders will want to check out the estuary at Weeks Bay Reserve or Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
Students spend hours each week learning from the tidal estuary and boreal forest on the 400-acre campus in mid-coast Maine, about 40 miles north of Portland.College Kids Are Flocking to Outdoor Education Programs|Sara Harrison|September 26, 2020|Outside Online
It hugs the north shore of the vast estuary known as Lake Pontchartrain, whose opposite shore abuts New Orleans.Louisiana’s population is already moving to escape climate catastrophe|Tim McDonnell|September 1, 2020|Quartz
Ghost Hawk arose like a mist from the estuary salt-marsh on the South Shore where she built her island home.
The estuary where religion and politics intersect is constantly changing.America’s Catholic Moment, and Its New Breed of Catholic Politicians|Michael Sean Winters|March 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Joseph paused for a few second, staring out across the estuary.Newt Gingrich: Unscathed by Marianne’s Cheating Charges in South Carolina?|Andrew Romano|January 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At 20 years old, Henry waded into an estuary and nearly drowned in an attempt to swim across.
Since then alluvial plains have filled this estuary to even beyond the original mouth.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Even in early historic times its estuary must have occupied a great part of the land on which stands modern Dover.The Towns of Roman Britain|James Oliver Bevan
The harbour, formed by the estuary of the river and Yellow Mill Pond, an inlet, is excellent.
Yacht-building has always been vigorously carried on in the Great Estuary for three generations.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
Towards the west it is skirted by a cliff, once washed by the estuary which separated the eastern portions of Norfolk and Suffolk.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for estuary
noun plural -aries
Derived forms of estuaryestuarial (ˌɛstjʊˈɛərɪəl), adjective
Word Origin for estuary
Scientific definitions for estuary
Cultural definitions for estuary
A wide body of water formed where a large river meets the sea. It contains both fresh and salt water.