marshier; marshiest
1
: resembling or constituting a marsh
marshy ground
2
: relating to or occurring in marshes
marshy vegetation
marshiness noun

Examples of marshy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But then suddenly, out of the milieu’s marshy semi-urban landscape of empty beer cans, cigarette butts, domestic abuse and despair, the film takes magical-realist flight and transforms into something unlike anything Arnold’s done before. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2024 Most of the shoreline is low and marshy, which contributes to the lack of development. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Apr. 2024 After a winding ride through ravines and branches, we were dropped off into a clearing that had water near a marshy area. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 16 Apr. 2024 Leng’s company, now called Pivotal, occupies a few nondescript buildings on the marshy end of Palo Alto, wedged in behind Google and a NASA research center. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2024 But spring warmth is coming earlier in the marshy areas where both species spread their eggs and milt, leading to accidental hybridization. Ella Nilsen, CNN, 6 Apr. 2024 In This Article What Are Ramps? How To Cook Ramps Where To Buy Ramps Southern states are home to dozens, even hundreds, of indigenous plants that have fed the people who call these rolling hills, expansive plains, and marshy bottoms home for centuries. Kimberly Holland, Southern Living, 1 Apr. 2024 If not for the marshy spots glistening in multiple spots on the pitch, the U.S. might have scored sooner. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Mar. 2024 Avoid swimming or wading in marshy areas where snails can be found. Daniel More, Verywell Health, 8 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Marshy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marshy. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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