Feb. 24th, 2017

freshet

Feb. 24th, 2017 07:45 am
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freshet (FRESH-it) - n., a freshwater stream flowing into the sea; a flood resulting from heavy rain or a spring thaw.


The second is the more common meaning, the first is the older meaning and sometimes marked as obsolete. A 1590's diminutive of fresh in its obsolete sense of ... a flood or a stream of fresh water, in turn from Old English fersc.

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