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blue hole


n. 1. [Belize idem (Escure 1980:7)] a deep, usually round hole in the ocean floor: 1905 Submarine ocean holes, or "blue holes" shown by an isolated area of blue water in the midst of a sea of green (Shattuck 10). cf. OCEAN HOLE (Gen.)

2. a deep hole on land with tidal water connected to the ocean: 1976 Water will dissolve the rocks and make big channels large enough to be called caves. Blue holes were formed by the collapse of caves from the up and down movement of tidal water (Evans 8). (Gen.)

Tags: geography, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-08 10:11
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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