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pocosin

Line breaks: po|co¦sin
Pronunciation: /pəˈkəʊsɪn
 
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Definition of pocosin in English:

noun

(In the southern US) an area of low, swampy ground, typically wooded.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

mid 17th century: probably from Algonquian poquosin.

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