Brackish



slightly salt; having a salty or briny flavor.
distasteful; unpleasant.
Contemporary Examples

Great Weekend Reads The Daily Beast March 4, 2011

Historical Examples

Death Valley in ’49 William Lewis Manly
An Elementary Study of Chemistry William McPherson
Pioneers in Canada Sir Harry Johnston
The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago John S. C. Abbott
The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux
The Lady From The Sea Henrik Ibsen
The Story of the Zulu Campaign Waller Ashe
Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Return of the Native Thomas Hardy

adjective
(of water) slightly briny or salty
adj.
brackish
(brāk’ĭsh)
Containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water. Brackish water is somewhat salty.

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