perezone

noun pere·zone \ˈperəˌzōn\

Definition of perezone

  1. :  the zone of deposition along low coastal lands lying chiefly between low tide and land undergoing active erosion and including lagoons and brackish-water bays with the accumulated sediments being usually nonfossiliferous but sometimes containing terrestrial or brackish water forms

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Origin and Etymology of perezone

Latin peresus (past participle of peredere to eat up, consume, waste away, from per-, prefix denoting completion + edere to eat) + English zone — more at eat


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