braided stream

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braided stream (braided channel, braided river) Stream whose plan form consists of a number of small channels separated by bars. The latter may be vegetated and stable (e.g. the eyots (small islets) in the River Thames, England), or barren and unstable (as at glacial margins, where rapid changes occur).

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braided stream(braided channel, braided river) A stream whose plan form consists of a number of small channels separated by bars. The bars may be vegetated and stable (e.g. the eyots (small islets) in the River Thames, England) or barren and unstable (as at glacial margins, where rapid changes occur).