freshet


fresh·et

noun \ˈfre-shət\

Definition of FRESHET

1
archaic :  stream 1
2
a :  a great rise or overflowing of a stream caused by heavy rains or melted snow
b :  a swelling quantity :  influx <summer brings a freshet of tourists>

First Known Use of FRESHET

1596

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