Brackish vs Saline - What's the difference?
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).
(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
* 1992, , Penguin Books, paperback edition, page 4.
- ...by a low cour?e and too long ?porting with the briny Ocean it ta?ts bracki?h and in?alubrious...
* 2004, , Random House.
- On all sides a powerful brackish marshland odor, the odor of damp, and decay, and black earth, black water.
; unpleasant; not appealing to the taste. (rfex)
- The water we took on at Chatham Isle is now brackish & without a dash of brandy in it, my stomach rebels.
Containing salt; salty.
- a saline taste
Water containing dissolved salt.
A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.
* saline solution
* normal saline