pocosin

noun
po·​co·​sin | \ pə-ˈkō-sᵊn How to pronounce pocosin (audio) \

Definition of pocosin

: an upland swamp of the coastal plain of the southeastern U.S.

First Known Use of pocosin

1634, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pocosin

probably from Virginia or North Carolina Algonquian

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