Definition of marsh
: a tract of soft wet land usually characterized by monocotyledons (such as grasses or cattails)
Examples of marsh in a Sentence
a wide expanse of marsh
the marshes along the coast support a remarkable profusion of plants and animals
Recent Examples of marsh from the Web
Phragmites is the bane of many saltwater marshes around the Chesapeake Bay watershed, crowding out natural grasses that are better suited to supporting native birds and insects.
Decades of drainage and pollution from South Florida development and farming have already claimed half of the Everglades — a subtropical wilderness that includes sawgrass marshes, tree islands and mangrove coasts.
Roseau is considered Louisiana's most erosion-resistant marsh plant.
Suddenly, a powerful boom shook the ground and a cloud of gray smoke rose beyond the marsh, which meandered along the southern edge of the capital.
By the end of the century 181,000 wells had been sunk on- and offshore in Louisiana alone, and more than 70,000 miles of pipeline right of way had been secured to transport oil and gas through the state’s marshes.
In 1952, Lena Kendall and the A. H. Frost estate donated two parcels of the upper marsh to the University of California.
The Gulf of Mexico, the rivers, lakes, and massive marshes that look more like sea than land, are woven into their identity.
They were meant to drain the malarial marshes once and for all.
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MARSH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of marsh for English Language Learners
: an area of soft, wet land that has many grasses and other plants
MARSH Defined for Kids
Definition of marsh for Students
: an area of soft wet land with grasses and related plants
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