(In the southern US) an area of low, swampy ground, typically wooded.
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- Businesses were lured to eastern North Carolina by the notion of mining the rich peat soil submerged beneath vast pocosins or evergreen shrub bogs.
- It goes on like this most of the way to the ocean, 40 miles away, with bays and pocosins wherever there's a dip.
- In pocosins drained by small canals and natural sloughs, mud turtles crawled up to the warmth on half-submerged logs.
mid 17th century: probably from Algonquian poquosin.