ev·​er·​glade ˈe-vər-ˌglād How to pronounce everglade (audio)
: a swampy grassland especially in southern Florida usually containing saw grass and at least seasonally covered by slowly moving water
usually used in plural

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mercury poisoning is known to cause memory and motor coordination problems and has been shown in studies in the Florida everglades to cause reproductive problems in pumas. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, 26 Nov. 2019 Florida is overrun with Burmese pythons that irresponsible pet owners have released into the everglades, and scientists and civilians alike capture the snakes for study and sport. Ellen Airhart, WIRED, 13 Mar. 2018 The everglades are beautiful and bug-filled and absolutely spectacular. Arie Luyendyk Jr., PEOPLE.com, 30 Jan. 2018 Tiffany, who played Dina in the film, had already bought a discounted Groupon ticket for a swamp tour of the New Orleans everglades. Jill Gutowitz, Glamour, 25 Jan. 2018 Everglades reached a semifinal but fell to Carol City. David Furones, Sun-Sentinel.com, 18 June 2017 The committee also wanted to create a connection between the natural everglades and the port's moniker. Helen Wolt, Sun-Sentinel.com, 24 May 2017 The economic effects of environmental degradation has legislators in Florida working across party lines to secure money for a large-scale effort to restore the Everglades, according to the online magazine Ozy. Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, 17 May 2017 Went yesterday with [the South Florida Water Management District] Python Elimination Program which removes destructive snakes that hurt the Everglades. CBS News, 16 May 2017 See More

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Word History


the Everglades, Florida

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of everglade was in 1823

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“Everglade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/everglade. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


ev·​er·​glade ˈev-ər-ˌglād How to pronounce everglade (audio)
: a low-lying tract of swampy or marshy land
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