meandering stream

[ mē-ăndər-ĭng ]

A stream consisting of successive meanders. Meandering streams develop in relatively flat areas, such as a floodplain, and where sediment consists primarily of fine sands, silts, and muds.

Nearby words

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  2. mean-spirited,
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  7. meanie,
  8. meaning,
  9. meaningful,
  10. meaningful relationship

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