bayou definition

  • noun:
    • A body of water, particularly a creek or tiny river, that's a tributary of a more substantial human body of liquid.
    • A sluggish flow that meanders through lowlands, marshes, or plantation reasons.
    • A slow-moving, frequently stagnant creek or river.
    • A swamp, a marshy (stagnant) human anatomy of water.
    • An inlet from Gulf of Mexico, from a lake, or from a large lake, sometimes sluggish, often without perceptible action except from tide and wind.
    • In the southern United States, the outlet of a lake, or among several outlets of a river through its delta; a sluggish watercourse.
    • An abandoned percentage of a river-channel creating a lake or swamp following the basic length of the key stream: a unique situation of “ox-bow pond.” The bayous associated with lower Mississippi lake tend to be typical.
    • a swampy arm or slow-moving socket of a lake (term mainly used in Mississippi and Louisiana)

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