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