Definition of turlough in English:

turlough

noun

  • (in Ireland) a low-lying area on limestone which becomes flooded in wet weather through the welling up of groundwater from the rock.

    • ‘Four friends decided to go to a field with a turlough which had flooded and was frozen over to go ice skating.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Late 17th century: from Irish turloch, from tur dry + loch lake.

Pronunciation:

turlough

/ˈtʊələʊx/