distributary








noun, plural dis·trib·u·tar·ies.

  1. an outflowing branch of a stream or river, typically found in a delta (opposed to tributary).

noun plural -taries

  1. one of several outlet streams draining a river, esp on a delta

  1. A branch of a river that flows away from the main stream.
  2. One of the channels in a braided stream.

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