freshwater
I. noun Date: 14th century water that is not salty especially when considered as a natural resource II. adjective Date: 1528 1. of, relating to, being, or living in freshwater 2. accustomed to navigating only in inland waters <
a freshwater sailor
>
; also unskilled 3. inland and usually provincial <
a freshwater college
>

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