anabranch

noun ana·branch \ˈanəˌbranch\

Definition of anabranch

plural

-es

  1. :  a diverging branch of a river which reenters the main stream or which loses itself in sandy soil

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Origin and Etymology of anabranch

ana- + branch


First Known Use: 1834


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