lough

noun
\ ˈläk How to pronounce lough (audio) , ˈläḵ How to pronounce lough (audio) \

Definition of lough

1 chiefly Irish : lake
2 chiefly Irish : a bay or inlet of the sea

First Known Use of lough

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lough

Middle English, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish loch lake; akin to Latin lacus lake — more at lake

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“Lough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lough. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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