Brackish – (adjective) 1. Somewhat salty or briny water. Used to refer to the area where a fresh-water river mixes with a salt-water inlet. Saltier than a river, but not as salty as the ocean. 2. Distasteful or unpleasant.
First recorded in 1550–60; from Dutch brak “salty” + -ish
briny, saltine, salted, salty
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