Definition of pocosin in English:


Line breaks: po|co¦sin
Pronunciation: /pəˈkəʊsɪn


  • (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.

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