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[li-mahn, -man]
noun Geology.
  1. a muddy lagoon, marsh, or lake near the mouth of a river behind part of the delta and more or less protected from open water by a barrier or spit.
  2. an area of mud or silt deposited near the mouth of a river.
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Origin of liman

1855–60; < Russian limán estuary, coastal salt lake < Turkish or Crimean Tatar < Medieval Greek liménion, liménas (compare Greek limḗn harbor)
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  • I reckon our landlady has a bigger brain than Enver and Liman.


    John Buchan

  • Arriving at dawn they, too, found the town asleep, and clattered through the streets in search of Liman von Sanders.

  • On the morning of Oct. 14, the fleet weighed and stood along shore towards the Liman of the Dnieper.

  • Casper and Liman approach the subject with almost equal disgust, but with more regard for scientific truth than Tardieu.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics

    John Addington Symonds

  • Having criticised Tardieu for his use of the phrase pderast, Casper and Liman can find no better.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics

    John Addington Symonds