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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lagoon  \La*goon"\,  n.  [It.  or  Sp  laguna,  L.  lacuna  ditch,  pool, 
  pond,  lacus  lake.  See  {Lake},  and  cf  {Lacuna}.]  [Written 
  also  {lagune}.] 
  1.  A  shallow  sound,  channel,  pond,  or  lake,  especially  one 
  into  which  the  sea  flows;  as  the  lagoons  of  Venice. 
 
  2.  A  lake  in  a  coral  island,  often  occupying  a  large  portion 
  of  its  area,  and  usually  communicating  with  the  sea.  See 
  {Atoll}. 
 
  {Lagoon  island},  a  coral  island  consisting  of  a  narrow  reef 
  encircling  a  lagoon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lagoon 
  n  :  a  body  of  water  cut  off  from  a  larger  body  by  a  reef  of  sand 
  or  coral  [syn:  {laguna},  {lagune}] 




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