flotsam

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From Anglo-Norman floteson, from Old French flotaison (a floating), from floter (to float), of Germanic origin (See float.), + -aison, from Latin -atio

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flotsam (countable and uncountable, plural flotsams)

  1. Debris floating in a river or sea, in particular fragments from a shipwreck.

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