aigues mortes

plural noun

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

Word History


French, literally, dead waters

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aigues mortes was in 1882

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“Aigues mortes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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