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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A crescent-shaped lake formed when a meander of a river or stream is cut off from the main channel.

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  • n. A crescent-shaped lake formed near a flat-valleyed river when one of its meanders becomes pinched off and isolated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a crescent-shaped lake (often temporary) that is formed when a meander of a river is cut off from the main channel

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  • A.K.A. billabong. I don't have a list for "Stuff I Learned from Mr. Hewitson in Geography Class," but if I did, this would be on it. So would karst.

    Edit: The hell with it. I'm making a list.

    September 25, 2008