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winterbourne

[win-ter-bawrn, -bohrn, -boo rn] /ˈwɪn tərˌbɔrn, -ˌboʊrn, -ˌbʊərn/
noun
1.
a channel filled only at a time of excessive rainfall.
Origin
950
before 950; Old English winterburna (not recorded in ME). See winter, burn2
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British Dictionary definitions for winter-bourne

winterbourne

/ˈwɪntəˌbɔːn/
noun
1.
a stream flowing only after heavy rainfall, esp in winter
Word Origin
Old English winterburna; see winter, burn²
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