barrisois
barachois

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • barachois — a shallow river estuary, a lagoon or a harbour protected from the sea by a sand bar or low strip of land. May be fresh or salt water (Maritime Canada). Also spelled barrachois and barrisois. See also barasway, barrasway, barrisway, and barrysway …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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