Synonyms for lagoon

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That lagoon presented an excellent place for a cattle-station.

Then I knew why Opata smelled of mischief when he had caught snakes in the lagoon.

The shallow water of the lagoon ran into gold-tipped ripples.

In the center of this lagoon stands commonly a rocky island.

And they wait for us outside the bottle-neck of this lagoon.

The water within the lagoon was as calm as the surface of a mill-pond.

Jack twitched the auger from one of the seamen and flung it into the lagoon.

Nothing can be more striking than the appearance of such a lagoon.

His hands had been blown away by a dynamite cartridge while fishing in some lagoon.

Of the five stories in this volume The Lagoon, the last in order, is the earliest in date.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, lagune, earlier laguna (1610s), from French lagune or directly from Italian laguna "pond, lake," from Latin lacuna "pond, hole," from lacus "pond" (see lake (n.1)). Originally in reference to the region of Venice; applied 1769 (by Capt. Cook) to the lake-like stretch of water enclosed in a South Seas atoll. Also cf. -oon.

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basin

nouncontainer or area where water is held
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