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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
Brackish derives from Dutch brak, "salty." It is especially used to describe a mixture of seawater and fresh water.