aigues mortes

plural noun

Definition of aigues mortes

obsolete
: stagnant waters left by a river when it changes its channel — compare cutoff sense 4a

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First Known Use of aigues mortes

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aigues mortes

French, literally, dead waters

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“Aigues mortes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aigues%20mortes. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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