marsh

noun, often attributive \ ˈmärsh \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of marsh

: a tract of soft wet land usually characterized by monocotyledons (such as grasses or cattails)

Examples of marsh in a Sentence

  1. a wide expanse of marsh

  2. the marshes along the coast support a remarkable profusion of plants and animals

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Origin and Etymology of marsh

Middle English mersh, from Old English merisc, mersc; akin to Middle Dutch mersch marsh, Old English mere sea, pool — more at marine

marsh Synonyms

Synonyms
bog, fen, swamp, marshland, mire, moor, morass, muskeg, slough (also slew or slue), swampland, wash, wetland
Related Words
swale; quagmire; guck (or gook), muck, mud, ooze, slime, slop, sludge, slush

Marsh

biographical name \ ˈmärsh \

Definition of Marsh

Dame (Edith) Ngaio play \ˈnī-(ˌ)ō\ 1899–1982 New Zealand writer

MARSH Defined for English Language Learners

marsh

noun

Definition of marsh for English Language Learners

  • : an area of soft, wet land that has many grasses and other plants


MARSH Defined for Kids

marsh

noun \ ˈmärsh \

Definition of marsh for Students

: an area of soft wet land with grasses and related plants


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