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tidewater (n.)

also tide-water, 1772, "water affected by the normal ebb and flow of the tide," from tide (n.) + water (n.1). In reference to the lowland regions of the Virginia shore of the western Chesapeake Bay, 1832.

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Definitions of tidewater from WordNet
1
tidewater (n.)
low-lying coastal land drained by tidal streams;
2
Tidewater (n.)
the coastal plain of the South: eastern parts of Virginia and North Carolina and South Carolina and Georgia;
Synonyms: Tidewater region
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