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n. pl. dis·trib·u·tar·ies
A branch of a river that flows away from the main stream.
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n, pl -taries
(Physical Geography) one of several outlet streams draining a river, esp on a delta
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dis•trib•u•tar•y(dɪˈstrɪb yʊˌtɛr i)
n., pl. -tar•ies.
an outflowing branch of a stream or river, typically found in a delta.
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|Noun||1.||distributary - a branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it|
branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
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