Origin of lagoon
Examples from the Web for lagoon
No one knows exactly why 29-year-old Iranian costume design student Mahtab Savoji turned up dead in the Venice lagoon last week.Iranian Found In Venice Lagoon, Alleged Victim Of Botched Sex Game|Barbie Latza Nadeau|February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I wind up driving into a lagoon of some kind and presumably drowning.
A one-legged torso wearing only a stiletto-heeled boot was found floating in a Venice lagoon.
It was a perfect lagoon island, consisting of a circle of land of a light clay colour, the lagoon of a beautiful blue tint.The Cruise of the Dainty|William H. G. Kingston
His place is on the lagoon side of the island, hard by the palace.
On the single isle of Makatea, where the lagoon is now a marsh, the disease has made a home.
It is located at the extreme end of a lagoon some twelve miles in circumference.The World and Its People: Book VII|Anna B. Badlam
It was at this period when he kept the most close to the lagoon side, and as far as he dared, abode in the cover of his hut.Island Nights' Entertainments|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for lagoon
Word Origin for lagoon
Word Origin and History for lagoon
1670s, lagune, earlier laguna (1610s), from French lagune or directly from Italian laguna "pond, lake," from Latin lacuna "pond, hole," from lacus "pond" (see lake (n.1)). Originally in reference to the region of Venice; applied 1769 (by Capt. Cook) to the lake-like stretch of water enclosed in a South Seas atoll. Also cf. -oon.