Meaning of fresh water

fresh' wa'ter

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. water that does not contain a large amount of salt.
  2. inland water, as ponds, lakes, or streams, that is not salt.

fresh•wa•ter

Pronunciation: (fresh'wô"tur, -wot"ur), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or living in water that is fresh or not salt: freshwater fish.
  2. accustomed to fresh water only, and not to the sea: a freshwater sailor.
  3. small, provincial, or little known: a freshwater college.
  4. untrained or of little experience.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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