anabranch

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ana- +‎ branch.

NounEdit

anabranch ‎(plural anabranches)

  1. (hydrology, of a water channel) A diverging branch of a river, creek, or stream which re-enters the main stream.
    • Col. Jackson
      Such branches of a river as after separation reunite, I would term anastomosing branches; or, if a word might be coined, anabranches, and the islands they form branch islands.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • National Weather Service, “Anabranch”, Glossary[1], National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, retrieved 2010-03-23
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