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deltas


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delta  \Del"ta\,  n.;  pl  {Deltas}.  [Gr.  de`lta,  the  name  of  the 
  fourth  letter  of  the  Greek  alphabet  (the  capital  form  of 
  which  is  [Delta],  Eng.  D),  from  the  Ph[oe]nician  name  of  the 
  corresponding  letter.  The  Greeks  called  the  alluvial  deposit 
  at  the  mouth  of  the  Nile,  from  its  shape,  the  Delta  of  the 
  Nile.] 
  A  tract  of  land  shaped  like  the  letter  delta  ([Delta]), 
  especially  when  the  land  is  alluvial  and  inclosed  between  two 
  or  more  mouths  of  a  river;  as  the  delta  of  the  Ganges,  of 
  the  Nile,  or  of  the  Mississippi. 




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