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freshwater

(frĕsh′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, living in, or consisting of water that is not salty: freshwater fish; freshwater lakes.
2. Situated away from the sea; inland.
3. Nautical Accustomed to sailing on inland waters only: a freshwater sailor.
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freshwater

an aquatic environment such as streams, rivers, lakes, etc. where there is little dissolved mineral matter and which results directly from precipitation (rain), as opposed to saltwater (the seas and oceans).
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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