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oxbow lake

n.
A crescent-shaped lake formed when a meander of a river or stream is cut off from the main channel.
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Noun1.oxbow lake - a crescent-shaped lake (often temporary) that is formed when a meander of a river is cut off from the main channeloxbow lake - a crescent-shaped lake (often temporary) that is formed when a meander of a river is cut off from the main channel
lake - a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
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