from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A crescent-shaped lake formed when a meander of a river or stream is cut off from the main channel.
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- noun A
crescent-shaped lakeformed near a flat-valleyed riverwhen one of its meandersbecomes pinched off and isolated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun 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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