\ ˈmär-shē How to pronounce marshy (audio) \
marshier; marshiest

Definition of marshy

1 : resembling or constituting a marsh marshy ground
2 : relating to or occurring in marshes marshy vegetation

Other Words from marshy

marshiness noun

Examples of marshy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hymenocallis caroliniana is native in Arkansas and typically found blooming in low, marshy areas from June through August. Janet B. Carson, Arkansas Online, 25 July 2022 In between, the trail dips into the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge, one of only a handful of urban wildlife sanctuaries in the U.S., home to a 212-acre marshy preserve for fish and other fauna in the heart of the state’s largest city. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 8 June 2020 Their bodies were discovered a day later off a hiking trail in a wooded and marshy area within the city's Broken Ground Trails system, officials said. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 27 Apr. 2022 Remember that for centuries, Los Angeles was in many places a marshy, spongy landscape. Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2021 In a pair of postings on Facebook, Eastham police first reported the potentially gruesome discovery in the marshy shoreline of Fort Hill neighborhood which includes the Fort Hill Trail of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Globe Staff,, 1 June 2022 Here’s the official definition of bayou: (in the southern US) a marshy outlet of a lake or river. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 29 May 2022 The land along the westernmost section of the river was forever marshy. Susie Cagle, Wired, 12 Apr. 2022 The Colorado River begins as mere streams in a marshy meadow 10,000 feet high in Rocky Mountain National Park. Erin Patrick O'connor, Washington Post, 14 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of marshy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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\ ˈmär-shē How to pronounce marshy (audio) \
marshier; marshiest

Kids Definition of marshy

: like or containing soft wet land As soon as he got out of the gorge and on to the marshy land behind it, he broke into a stumbling run …— Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon

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