Meaning of distributary

dis•trib•u•tar•y

Pronunciation: (di-strib'yoo-ter"ē), [key]
— pl. -tar•ies.
  1. an outflowing branch of a stream or river, typically found in a delta (opposed to tributary).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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