anabranch definition

  • noun:
    • A diverging part of a river, creek, or stream which re-enters the main flow.
    • A branch of a river that reënters, or anastomoses with, the key flow; also, less precisely, a branch which manages to lose itself in sandy soil.
    • A branch of a river which reunites with-it lower down, therefore developing an island referred to as a branch-island. Known as because of the aborigines billabong.
    • A diverging branch of a river, creek, or supply which re-enters the primary stream.
    • A branch of a river that reënters, or anastomoses with, the main flow; additionally, less properly, a branch which manages to lose itself in sandy soil.
    • A branch of a river which reunites along with it lower down, thus developing an island generally a branch-island. Called because of the aborigines billabong.

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