Definitions for Freshwater

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fresh′ wa′ter(n.)

  1. water lacking a large amount of salt.

  2. inland water, as ponds, lakes, or streams, that is not salt.

    Category: Geography (terms)

Origin of fresh water:

bef. 900


or fresh′-wa`ter

  1. of or living in water that is fresh or not salt:

    freshwater fish.

    Category: Zoology

  2. accustomed only to fresh water:

    a freshwater sailor.

  3. small, provincial, or little known.

Origin of freshwater:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fresh water, freshwater(noun)

    water that is not salty


  1. freshwater(Noun)

    A body of fresh water

  2. freshwater(Adjective)

    Living in fresh water.

  3. freshwater(Adjective)

    Unskilled as seaman.


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