Definition of sudd in English:

sudd

Syllabification: sudd
Pronunciation: /səd
 
/

noun

(the sudd)
  • An area of floating vegetation in a stretch of the White Nile, thick enough to impede navigation.
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    • Strange as it may seem, the sudd interferes but little with the flow of the river, and the Nile passes under it with little resistance.
    • Thick aquatic vegetation (sudd) disperses the river water into numerous channels.
    • Ultimately the force of water, assisted by the pressure of wind, is so great that the sudd dam will burst.

Origin

Arabic, literally 'obstruction'.

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