winter bourne


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

before 950; Old English winterburna (not recorded in ME). See winter, burn2 Unabridged
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winterbourne (ˈwɪntəˌbɔːn)
a stream flowing only after heavy rainfall, esp in winter
[Old English winterburna; see winter, burn²]

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