pocosin

noun

po·​co·​sin pə-ˈkō-sᵊn How to pronounce pocosin (audio)
: an upland swamp of the coastal plain of the southeastern U.S.

Word History

Etymology

probably from Virginia or North Carolina Algonquian

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pocosin was in 1634

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Cite this Entry

“Pocosin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pocosin. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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