brackish

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Brackish \Brack"ish\, adjective [See {Brack} salt water.] Saltish, or salt in a moderate degree, as water in saline soil.

Springs in deserts found seem sweet, all brackish though they be. --Byron.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

brackish

adjective

1: distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture; "a thin brackish gruel"

2: slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water); "a brackish lagoon"; "the briny deep" [syn: {brackish}, {briny}]


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