perezone

noun
pere·​zone | \ ˈperəˌzōn \

Definition of perezone

: 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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History and Etymology for perezone

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

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“Perezone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perezone. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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