Definition of carse in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɑːs/


[mass noun] Scottish
Fertile lowland beside a river.
Example sentences
  • At not much over 1300 ft, Dumyat nevertheless offers extensive views over the great carse of Stirling - a flat flood plain extending to the River Forth.
  • J. Mackay, writes of the Kingdom's ‘howes and carses watered by the Leven and the Ore and the sunny sides of the Forth and Tay’.
  • When the carses were a morass, the narrow space between them and the Lennox hills afforded the chief, if not the only line of communication between the northern and southern parts of the island, nearly cut asunder by the Friths of Clyde and Forth.


Middle English: perhaps an alteration of carrs, plural of carr.

Words that rhyme with carse

brass, class, coup de grâce, farce, glass, grass, Grasse, impasse, Kars, kick-ass, kvass, Laplace, Maas, Madras, outclass, pass, sparse, stained glass, surpass, upper class, volte-face

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