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Monday, December 27, 2004

Definitions for brackish

  1. Somewhat salty.
  2. Distasteful; unpalatable.

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Citations for brackish
Just a few villages dot the dangerous beaches where the Sepik [River] meets the sea, a brackish zone where sharks and saltwater crocodiles lurk. Dennis Lewon, Islands
I gagged, and tasted something metallic and brackish in the back of my throat. Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins, It's Not About the Bike
Origin of brackish
1530-1540
Brackish derives from Dutch brak, "salty." It is especially used to describe a mixture of seawater and fresh water.