marsh

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noun, often attributive \ˈmärsh\

Definition of marsh

  1. :  a tract of soft wet land usually characterized by monocotyledons (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>

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


Marsh

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biographical name \ˈmärsh\

Definition of Marsh

  1. Dame (Edith) Ngaio play \ˈnī-(ˌ)ō\ 1899–1982 N.Z. writer


MARSH Defined for English Language Learners

marsh

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noun, often attributive \ˈmärsh\

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

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noun \ˈmärsh\

Definition of marsh for Students

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



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