\ 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

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Other Words from marshy

marshiness noun

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Pack binoculars to view the waterfowl, frogs and wild turkeys that thrive in the marshy perimeter where shoreline footpaths are sometimes obliterated by flattened reeds, soggy backwaters and hip-high grasses. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Fun summer hikes in Arizona: These hidden little lakes attract wildlife, hikers and anglers," 5 July 2019 Railroad Commission inspectors first responded to reports of an oil spill in a low-lying, marshy area in Daisetta on June 12. Marissa Luck, Houston Chronicle, "Crews clean up small oil spill in Liberty County," 3 July 2019 The 27-acre, marshy woodland is particularly delightful in spring when bluebells paint the forest floor between rare fen vegetation, 3,000-year-old burnt mounds, and abandoned Victorian gardens. Caitlin Etherton, National Geographic, "Visit the real-life forests that inspired these famous books," 15 Apr. 2019 That comes from the marshy, swampy conditions that cut the town off from much of the city and forced many in the area to garden their own vegetables. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Schnitzelburg, Klondike, California: How Louisville neighborhoods got their names," 5 June 2017 The Florida Everglades are teeming with snakes, but scientists conducting research in the marshy grasslands recently encountered a slithering behemoth big enough to make all the other serpents look scrawny. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Capture the Biggest Snake Ever Found in the Florida Everglades," 8 Apr. 2019 Witnesses reported the plane crashed nose first into a marshy area of the bay, Sheriff Hawthorne said. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Plane Flying Cargo for Amazon Crashes in Texas," 23 Feb. 2019 The goats’ new enclosure features a 200-foot hill, several lakes, meadows and a marshy area, Heinzman said. Evan Bush, The Seattle Times, "‘Cute little cotton-ball herd’: Orphaned mountain goat kids released at wildlife park," 13 Nov. 2018 The house centers around the great room, a massive space with hardwood floors and windows that look out onto a marshy pond and trees. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Expansive midcentury modern home asks $770K," 30 July 2018

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First Known Use of marshy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of marshy was in the 14th century

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

Kids Definition of marshy

: like or containing soft wet land

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