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  1. oxbow lake(noun)

    a crescent-shaped lake (often temporary) that is formed when a meander of a river is cut off from the main channel

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  1. oxbow lake(Noun)

    A crescent-shaped lake formed near a flat-valleyed river when one of its meanders becomes pinched off and isolated.

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  1. Oxbow lake

    An oxbow lake is a U-shaped body of water formed when a wide meander from the main stem of a river is cut off to create a lake. This landform is called an oxbow lake for the distinctive curved shape, named after part of a yoke for oxen. In Australia, an oxbow lake is called a billabong, derived from Wiradjuri, an indigenous language. The word "oxbow" can also refer to a U-shaped bend in a river or stream, whether or not it is cut off from the main stream.


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