fretum

noun
fre·​tum | \ ˈfrētəm, -ētəm \
plural freta\ -​ētə , -​ētə \

Definition of fretum

: an arm of the sea : strait

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History and Etymology for fretum

Latin; probably akin to Latin fervēre to boil

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“Fretum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fretum. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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