Synonyms for lagoons

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Attalano rowed across the river into the outlet of one of the lagoons.

The whole region was swamps and lagoons, about as uninteresting as we could expect to find.

These enter the lagoons from the ocean in pursuit of smaller fish.

But the vast majority were forced to visit the lagoons frequently or perish.

A mate and I went out to get some ducks or geese, which swarmed on the lagoons.

The founders of Venice did no more in the lagoons of the Adriatic.

Crocodiles and kaymans never haunt the open coast, but keep in creeks and lagoons, and there are no ravenous beasts on the island.

It seems as if the lagoons belonged to them, this evening, eh, Polly?

There is no piece of water more extraordinary than the lagoons of Venice.

Venetian men and Venetian lagoons had made and saved the State.

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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