Definition of pocosin in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈkəʊsɪn/


(In the southern US) an area of low, swampy ground, typically wooded.
Example sentences
  • The Fall Line Sand Hills is home to several related but distinctive plant communities: longleaf pine-scrub oak forests, Atlantic white cedar swamps, and pocosin community types.
  • When you think of unusual Southeastern habitats, you might list the sandhills, Carolina bays, and pocosins of the coastal plain.
  • 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.

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