Entry from British & World English dictionary
A stream occupying a valley which is larger than would be predicted on the basis of the stream’s present erosive power.
- The path leads down towards Burbage Brook, the misfit stream that flows down the valley.
- Topography in this misfit stream valley is varied.
- Some may be relict features of earlier events, for example broad valleys in alpine regions with misfit streams are common in glaciated regions.
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