\ˈmär-shē \
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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marshiness noun

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On the western fringes of Miami-Dade County, street after street of barrel-tiled houses squeezed within shouting distance of one another come to an abrupt stop at a marshy basin that was once part of the Shark River Slough. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "It was once part of the Everglades. Now Miami-Dade wants to use it for a highway," 8 June 2018 The group says 12 Atlantic white-sided dolphins were found stranded in a marshy area in Wellfleet earlier in the day. Fox News, "Video: Rescuers save 9 stranded dolphins off Cape Cod coast," 10 July 2018 Kotlik lies on flat, marshy land along a tributary of the Yukon River about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the Bering Sea. Washington Post, "Police: 2 stabbed at Alaska school during break-in attempt," 14 May 2018 Deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Marine Division helped locate the boat, which was found run aground in a marshy area of the lake and tied off to the shoreline. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Oakland County lakes see drowning, boat fire, watercraft collision," 28 May 2018 The adjustable hood cinched up snug and kept rain from trickling in while still providing enough peripheral vision to navigate the park’s tight, marshy channels. Outside Online, "The Best Summer Jackets of 2018," 15 May 2018 In Alaska, many towns are running out of places to bury their dead; erstwhile cemeteries have become marshy swamps. Melody Schreiber, WIRED, "The Race to Save Arctic Cities As Permafrost Melts," 14 May 2018 Courtesy of White Oak Conservation Whooping cranes, named for their booming calls, once traveled in great flocks between Florida and Canada, wintering along the Gulf Coast's marshy prairies. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Rare whooping cranes hatch at Florida wildlife refuge | Miami Herald," 9 May 2018 And a male red-winged blackbird sat tall on a marshy point to the south, its red-and-yellow epaulettes on full display. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Wolf River walleye run signals start of spring in Wisconsin," 31 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of marshy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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\ˈmär-shē \
marshier; marshiest

Kids Definition of marshy

: like or containing soft wet land

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