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(in Ireland) a low-lying area on limestone which becomes flooded in wet weather through the welling up of groundwater from the rock.
- ‘I would share their concern that the Council have allowed so much waste water into a turlough area that has no adequate river draining out of it.’
- ‘Four friends decided to go to a field with a turlough which had flooded and was frozen over to go ice skating.’
Late 17th century: from Irish turloch, from tur ‘dry’ + loch ‘lake’.
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