Definition of oxbow lake in English:

oxbow lake

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noun

  • A curved lake formed from a horseshoe bend in a river where the main stream has cut across the narrow end and no longer flows around the loop of the bend.
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    • Hereabouts the river meanders; there is a hint of an oxbow lake.
    • Meanwhile, a small family of endangered giant river otters lolls gracefully in a protected area of an oxbow lake nearby.
    • In a familiar oxbow lake, there were gallinules and egrets, even a couple of brightly colored wood ducks and five blue-winged teal.

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