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turlough

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EtymologyEdit

From Irish tur (dry) + loch (lake).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɜː.lɒx/
  • Hyphenation: tur‧lough

NounEdit

turlough (plural turloughs)

  1. (Ireland) A temporary lake in an area of limestone, filled by rising groundwater during the rainy winter season.
    • 2008, David Riley, A Celtic Tale, page 75
      Naisi said that it was a turlough, or a disappearing lake, and that before the year's end, it would be full of water again.
    • 2011, Dermot Bolger, The Journey Home, page 108
      How deep was that small lake—more a turlough really, filled with water in autumn and winter, a dry hollow in summer []

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