Brackish vs Saline - What's the difference?

brackish | saline |


As an adjective brackish

is (of water) salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries.

As a noun saline is

salt pan (salt evaporation pond).

brackish

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (of water) Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries.
  • * 1638 Herbert, Sir Thomas Some years travels into divers parts of Asia and Afrique
  • ...by a low cour?e and too long ?porting with the briny Ocean it ta?ts bracki?h and in?alubrious...
  • * 1992, , Penguin Books, paperback edition, page 4.
  • On all sides a powerful brackish marshland odor, the odor of damp, and decay, and black earth, black water.
  • * 2004, , Random House.
  • The water we took on at Chatham Isle is now brackish & without a dash of brandy in it, my stomach rebels.
  • ; unpleasant; not appealing to the taste. (rfex)
  • (rfex)
  • Derived terms

    * brackishness

    saline

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Containing salt; salty.
  • Resembling salt.
  • a saline taste

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Water containing dissolved salt.
  • A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.
  • Synonyms

    * saline solution

    Derived terms

    * normal saline

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