from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a somewhat salty taste, especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water: "You could cut the brackish winds with a knife/Here in Nantucket” ( Robert Lowell).
- adj. Distasteful; unpalatable: a thin, brackish gruel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries.
- adj. Distasteful; unpleasant; not appealing to the taste.
- adj. Repulsive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Saltish, or salt in a moderate degree, as water in saline soil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Possessing a salt or somewhat salt taste; salt in a moderate degree: applied to water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)
- adj. distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture
From Dutch brak.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the now obsolete brack + -ish, from Middle Dutch brac. (Wiktionary)