adjective \ˈbra-kish\

: somewhat salty

Full Definition of BRACKISH

:  somewhat salty <brackish water>
a :  not appealing to the taste <brackish tea>
b :  repulsive
brack·ish·ness noun

Examples of BRACKISH

  1. <the office coffee is often some brackish brew that's been sitting around for a couple of hours>
  2. <the river becomes brackish as we approach the tidemark>

Origin of BRACKISH

Dutch brac salty; akin to Middle Low German brac salty
First Known Use: 1538

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, taiga, tundra

Rhymes with BRACKISH


Next Word in the Dictionary: brackish–water crab
Previous Word in the Dictionary: brackets
All Words Near: brackish

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up brackish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More