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brackish Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture
    • a thin brackish gruel
  2. adjective satellite slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)
    briny.
    • a brackish lagoon
    • the briny deep
WordNet

Brack"ish adjective
Etymology
See Brack salt water.
Definitions
  1. Saltish, or salt in a moderate degree, as water in saline soil.
    Springs in deserts found seem sweet, all brackish though they be. Byron.

Webster 1913