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marsh

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Pronunciation: /mɑːʃ
 
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Definition of marsh in English:

noun

An area of low-lying land which is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times: the marsh marigold loves damp fields, riverbanks, and marshes [mass noun]: patches of marsh [as modifier]: marsh plants
More example sentences
  • It is a large fresh water lake associated with marshes on the flood plains of the river.
  • Until late October the birds may be found on estuaries, flooded coastal marshes and farm reservoirs.
  • The Romans became practised at draining marshes to rid areas of malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
Synonyms
swamp, marshland, bog, peat bog, swampland, morass, mire, quagmire, quag, slough, fen, fenland, wetland, sump;
North American bayou, pocosin, moor;
Scottish & Northern English moss;
Irish corcass
archaic marish

Origin

Old English mer(i)sc (perhaps influenced by late Latin mariscus 'marsh'), of West Germanic origin.

Words that rhyme with marsh

démarche, gouache, harsh, moustache (US mustache)

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