from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or occurring in the deeper, open waters of lakes or ponds.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to the deeper, open waters of a lake etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Living in fresh water; pertaining to fresh-water life.
- Specifically Noting the free-floating or free-swimming microscopic organisms found in rivers, lakes, pools, and other bodies of fresh water. Sometimes used synonymously with pelagic.
From Greek limnētēs, marsh-dwelling, from limnē, lake.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)