Definition of turlough in US English:

turlough

noun

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

    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

turlough

/ˈtərˌlôKH/