noun, plural es·tu·ar·ies.
Origin of estuary
Examples from the Web for estuary
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.
The estuary's 200,000 acres of superb recreational potential are a case in point.The Nation's River|United States Department of the Interior
Schwatka could identify the same man with one of those whom Back had seen in the estuary of the river in 1833 (Gilder, p. 78).The Central Eskimo|Franz Boas
As soon as we entered the estuary of the Plata, the weather was very unsettled.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
In due course our ship entered the estuary called the Derwent, at whose head stands Hobart, the capital of Tasmania.Following the Equator, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Gabun, in reality an estuary of the sea, lies immediately north of the equator.
noun plural -aries
Word Origin for estuary
1530s, from Latin aestuarium "a tidal marsh or opening," from aestus "boiling (of the sea), tide, heat," from PIE *aidh- "to burn" (see edifice). Related: Estuaries; estuarine.
A wide body of water formed where a large river meets the sea. It contains both fresh and salt water.