oxbow lake


oxbow lake
   The crescent-shaped, often ephemeral body of standing water situated by the side of a stream in the abandoned channel (oxbow) of a meander after the stream formed a neck cutoff and the ends of the original bend were silted up.
   Compare: meander belt, oxbow.
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