Estuary definitions

ĕs'cho͝o-ĕr'ē
The part of the wide lower course of a river where its current is met by the tides.
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An arm of the sea that extends inland to meet the mouth of a river.
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The wide lower course of a river where it flows into the sea. Estuaries experience tidal flows and their water is a changing mixture of fresh and salt.
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An arm of the sea that extends inland to meet the mouth of a river.
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An inlet or arm of the sea; esp., the lower portion or wide mouth of a river, where the salty tide meets the freshwater current.
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The definition of an estuary is an area where one or more rivers meet an ocean or sea.

An example of an estuary is Chesapeake Bay.

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Coastal water body where ocean tides and river water merge.
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An ocean inlet also fed by fresh river water.
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Origin of estuary

Latin aestuārium from aestus tide, surge, heat