Crossword Genius

Bird with silver in shallow lake (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

lagoon

'shallow lake' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'bird with silver' is the wordplay.
'bird' becomes 'loon' (loon is a kind of bird).
'with' indicates putting letters inside.
'silver' becomes 'Ag' (Ag is the chemical symbol for silver).
'loon' placed around 'ag' is 'LAGOON'.

'in' is the link.

(Other definitions for lagoon that I've seen before include "Water protected by a coral reef" , "Shallow salt-water lake" , "Water cut off by coral reefs" , "Coastal lake" , "Shallow seaside lake" .)

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