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Definition of Estuary


  1. A place where water boils up; a spring that wells forth.
  2. A passage, as the mouth of a river or lake, where the tide meets the current; an arm of the sea; a frith.
  3. Belonging to, or formed in, an estuary; as, estuary strata.

Estuary Quotations

Seeing the rebirth of the Delaware Estuary as a valuable natural resource is certainly encouraging, and I am encouraged not just by the progress made in the Delaware Estuary but in estuaries throughout the country.
Jim Gerlach

The Delaware Estuary has sustained a human population for thousands of years, but by the end of the 19th Century, increased population and industrialization had transformed much of the upper Estuary watershed.
Jim Gerlach

The Long Island Sound is an environmentally unique estuary that needs to be protected.
Tim Bishop

At the end of the block where I used to live in Coconut Grove in Miami, there's a swampy area, a no-name alcove with a little mangrove estuary. It's beautiful.
Karen Russell
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Estuary Translations

estuary in French is estuaire
estuary in German is Meeresarm
estuary in Norwegian is elvemunning
estuary in Spanish is estuario
estuary in Swedish is flodmynning
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