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oxbow lake

Syllabification: ox·bow lake

Definition of oxbow lake in English:

noun

A curved lake formed at a former oxbow where the main stream of the river has cut across the narrow end and no longer flows around the loop of the bend.
Example sentences
  • 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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