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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: lac, from Latin lacus

lake

noun
     
lake
Related topics: Nature, Geology, Geography
lake S3 W3
1 [countable]DN a large area of water surrounded by land:
Lake Michigan
2

wine/milk etc lake

British English a very large amount of wine, milk etc that has been produced but is not needed or used [↪ mountain 3]

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