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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ My brackish water tank is built into a wall.
▪ The gaoler returned hours later with a cup of brackish water, a bowl of badly-cooked meat and hard, stale bread.
▪ Breed exclusively by fresh and brackish water and marshes; often in coastal waters on migration.
▪ To be expected on sandy or gravelly shores where there is flushing with fresh or brackish water.
▪ Arius are brackish water to marine fish, which means a tank especially for them.
▪ It also has a slight preference for brackish water.
▪ Beds representing marine invasions may contain marine shells or brackish water shells, thus giving an indication of local conditions.
▪ Articles and books on brackish water fishkeeping are few and far between.
▪ A layer of photosynthetic bacteria lives permanently on the boundary between brackish and highly saline water.
▪ All these tropical areas have their own brackish flora and fauna, but few if any are known in the trade.
▪ Although most of the levels are freshwater, some are brackish in their more southerly parts.
▪ Amazon and others World-wide examples of these brackish waters abound.
▪ Fresh or brackish lakes and lagoons, usually reed-fringed, also marshes.
▪ My brackish water tank is built into a wall.
▪ These fishes do best in brackish or salt water.
▪ They hunt for camel meat by putting land mines around the region's brackish waterholes.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Brackish \Brack"ish\, a. [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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1530s, from Scottish brack "salty" (see brack) + -ish. Related: Brackishness.


a. 1 (context of water English) salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries. 2 distasteful#English; unpleasant; not appealing to the taste. (rfex) 3 repulsive#English (rfex)


adj. slightly salty; "a brackish lagoon"; "the briny deep" [syn: briny]

Usage examples of "brackish".

He could see the second body, half submerged in slime and dark brackish water, trapped and held by the boggy earth.

After about half an hour, the drum was silenced and the galleot dropped anchor once more, this time in a place some distance above Bonanza where the river oozed through brackish marshes.

Blair has cautioned Kaprow that Lake Kiboko in Early Pleistocene times had a more extensive surface area than it does today, and that if the omnibus is parked too close to its twentieth-century shore, I am likely to emerge from my next spirit-traveling episode into several feet of tepid, brackish water.

A brackish pool it was, lying so close to the sea: a damson-colored water of rock and sedge and salty mosses and secrets.

Ibrahim scooped brackish rainwater from a puddle with a rusty tin can and, propping up the wounded mans head, moistened his lips.

The place was alive with birds--curlew and plover and redshank and sandpiper--and as he jumped the little brackish ditches Jaikie put up skeins of wild duck.

In the re-entering angles of the subjacent Wady the thrust of a stick is everywhere followed by the reappearance of stored-up rain, and the sole shows a large puddle of brackish and polluted water.

The coastal lagoon that sheltered Venice was pleasant enough around the city but closer to the mainland, away from the cleansing ebb and flow, the marshes that fringed the lagoon were an ooze of thick stinking muds and stagnant, brackish waters.

A brackish pool it was, lying so close to the sea: a damson-colored water of rock and sedge and salty mosses and secrets.

After she passes a wrecking shop and a market and a tiny post office, she spies the turnoff James Morris has told her about-a swampy stretch of pickerelweed and brackish water that was once a swimming hole with exceedingly warm temperatures.

Another study suggested that water with more than five hundred parts per million of minerals tastes salty, alkaline, earthy, bitter, or brackish.

Around the edges of the bog were a few plants that looked like cattails, and in the center of the bog was a blackened tree trunk surrounded by brackish scum.

As he neared the wetlands, he caught sight of a row of cygnets swimming in tandem behind a mother swan through the brackish water.

Lesser breeds had to paddle for it in the scummy, brackish canals of Times Square, Wall Street, Rockefeller Center, and other unimportant places, fending off lumps of offal and each other as best they could, or jamming over the interbuilding bridges, or trying to flag down an occasional blimp.

After good deliberation, hee began to describe me the countreys beyond the Falles, with many of the rest, confirming what not only Opechancanoyes, and an Indian which had been prisoner to Pewhatan had before tolde mee, but some called it five days, some sixe, some eight, where the sayde water dashed amongst many stones and rocks, each storme which caused oft tymes the heade of the River to bee brackish: Anchanachuck he described to bee the people that had slaine my brother, whose death hee would revenge.