| Share
 

Estuary

Literally, the boiling place; the mouth of a river is so called because the water there seems to seethe and boil. (Latin, oestuo, to boil.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Estuary from Infoplease:

  • estuary: meaning and definitions - estuary: Definition and Pronunciation
  • estuary - estuary estuary , partially enclosed coastal body of water, having an open connection with the ...
  • Gironde, estuary, France - Gironde Gironde, estuary, c.45 mi (70 km) long and from 2 to 7 mi (3.2–11.3 km) wide, formed ...
  • Humber, estuary, England - Humber Humber, navigable estuary of the Trent and Ouse rivers, c.40 mi (60 km) long and from 1 to 8 ...
  • Estuary - Estuary Literally, the boiling place; the mouth of a river is so called because the water there ...

Related Content