winter bourne

winterbourne

[win-ter-bawrn, -bohrn, -boorn]
noun
a channel filled only at a time of excessive rainfall.

Origin:
before 950; Old English winterburna (not recorded in ME). See winter, burn2

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winterbourne (ˈwɪntəˌbɔːn)
 
n
a stream flowing only after heavy rainfall, esp in winter
 
[Old English winterburna; see winter, burn²]

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