salt marsh

noun

Definition of salt marsh

: flat land subject to overflow by salt water

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In spring and fall, birdwatchers flock to the lagoon and its salt marshes (a natural reserve) on boat safaris to see over 400 species, from white egrets to pink flamingoes that make the migration on the east-Atlantic route. Lane Nieset, Vogue, "After Marrakech, Go to Oualidia, the Montauk of Morocco," 30 Jan. 2019 While more than two dozen teams traipse through fields, forests, and salt marshes in hopes of spying an unusual feathered visitor, backyard enthusiasts can get into the act as well. Leslie Anderson, BostonGlobe.com, "Brookline to vote on proposed tax hikes," 6 May 2018 The back of the Cumberland Island 25-cent piece shows a snowy egret about to take flight amid the island’s celebrated salt marshes. Ben Nadler, The Seattle Times, "US Mint rolls out quarter honoring Georgia barrier island," 3 Sep. 2018 The forests were retreating as the salt marsh migrated inland. Amy Green, miamiherald, "With Gov. Scott and legislature in denial, tiny town adapts on its own to climate change," 11 July 2018 In some places, the grassy black needlerush of the salt marsh almost completely shrouds the old tree stumps. Amy Green, miamiherald, "With Gov. Scott and legislature in denial, tiny town adapts on its own to climate change," 11 July 2018 For much of the stage, the route hugged the coastline alongside sparkling waters, pristine beaches and an abundance of salt marshes. Andrew Dampf, chicagotribune.com, "4-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome flies off the road into a ditch in opening stage," 7 July 2018 Return in the morning and listen as a mated pair of whooping cranes standing in the salt marsh call to each other. Jody Schmal And Mizanur Rahman, Houston Chronicle, "10 awe-inspiring Texas sites to help beat the dog days of summer," 29 June 2018 Added Perk Between the salt marsh and East Beach is a seasonal nature center that offers nature walks, bird watching, learning activities for adults and children, a touch tank and various reptiles for viewing. Sarah Wesley Lemire, courant.com, "Five Connecticut Shoreline Destinations: All You Need To Know," 15 May 2018

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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