perezone

noun

pere·​zone
ˈperəˌzōn
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 19 Jun. 2024.

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