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brackish Applied to water that is saline, but less so than sea water. According to the Venice system, brackish waters are classified by the chlorine they contain and divided into zones. The zones, with their percentage chlorinity (mean values at limits) are: euhaline 1.65–2.2; polyhaline 1.0–1.65; meso-haline 0.3–1.0; alpha-mesohaline 0.55–1.0; beta-mesohaline 0.3–0.55; oligohaline 0.03–0.3; fresh water 0.03 or less.

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brackish Applied to water that is saline, but less so than sea water. According to the Venice system brackish waters are classified by the chlorine they contain and divided into zones. The zones, with their percentage chlorinity (mean values at limits), are: euhaline 1.65–2.2; polyhaline 1.0–1.65; mesohaline 0.3–1.0; alpha-mesohaline 0.55–1.0; beta-mesohaline 0.3–0.55; oligohaline 0.03–0.3; fresh water 0.03 or less.

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brack·ish / ˈbrakish/ • adj. (of water) slightly salty, as is the mixture of river water and seawater in estuaries. ∎  (of fish or other organisms) living in or requiring such water. ∎  unpleasant or distasteful: the lighting in the movie is brackish. DERIVATIVES: brack·ish·ness n.

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brackish saltish. XVI. f. †brack salty, brine (XVI) — MLG., MDu. brac (LG., Du. brak), of unkn. orig.; see -ISH1.

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