An estuary of the River Devon.
An example of an estuary is Chesapeake Bay.
Origin of estuaryClassical Latin aestuarium ; from aestus, the tide, origin, originally , a boiling, akin to aestas, summer heat: see estival
- The part of the wide lower course of a river where its current is met by the tides.
- An arm of the sea that extends inland to meet the mouth of a river.
Origin of estuaryLatin aestu&amacron;rium, from aestus, tide, surge, heat.
From Latin aestuarium (“creek”, “estuary of a river”).