What is another word for lagoons?

Pronunciation: [lɐɡˈuːnz] (IPA)

Lagoons are shallow bodies of water that are separated from the main body of water by reefs, islands, or sandbars. Synonyms for lagoons include bayous, estuaries, inlets, marshes, swamps, and wetlands. Bayous are small, slow-moving streams or channels that are often associated with southern US states, while estuaries are coastal wetlands where saltwater meets freshwater. Inlets are narrow water passages that connect the ocean or a larger body of water to a smaller one, while marshes are usually areas of grasses and reeds surrounded by shallow water. Swamps are wetlands characterized by tall trees and standing water, and wetlands are areas where the water table is at or near the surface, often providing habitat for unique wildlife.

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Usage examples for Lagoons

A great Russian lady, who had come to spend the winter in the lagoons, and had taken a whole floor at one of the hotels, had sent out her cards, apparently to all the available people in the city, for the event which was to take place a fortnight later.
"A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories"
William D. Howells
Level plains extended along its banks, and I had been disappointed by the appearance of lofty Yarra trees, which grew on the banks of large lagoons.
"Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales"
Thomas Mitchell
We had crossed several such, and were rather in a "fix" with some lagoons, when I perceived several native children in one of them.
"Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales"
Thomas Mitchell

Famous quotes with Lagoons

  • Estuaries are coastal bays, harbors, sounds and lagoons, places where rivers meet the sea.
    Jim Gerlach
  • Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps, and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons.
    Henry Timrod
  • Decade after decade, artists came to paint the light of Provincetown, and comparisons were made to the lagoons of Venice and the marshes of Holland, but then the summer ended and most of the painters left, and the long dingy undergarment of the gray New England winter, gray as the spirit of my mood, came down to visit.
    Norman Mailer
  • Nations don't make twelve-inch guns to shoot quail. They don't drop bombs in mid-Pacific lagoons to kill fish. War is inevitable until the time comes when nations give up their sovereign right to make war and learn to settle their problems peacefully.
    Bill Downs

Related words: tropical lagoons, coastal lagoons, freshwater lagoons, coral atoll lagoons, saltwater lagoons, mangrove lagoons

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