salt marsh

noun

Definition of salt marsh 

: flat land subject to overflow by salt water

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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 The other paths pass along the edge of a pristine salt marsh, a rarity along the shoreline. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "Hikers, Are You Up To The Challenge Of These 14 Trails?," 15 May 2018 But it is also located on a floodplain, built on a former salt marsh that was filled in the nineteenth century to accommodate the city’s growing development. Sean Patrick Cooper, The New Republic, "Is America Ready for the Next Superstorm?," 4 June 2018 The oldest lighthouse on the Gulf of Mexico, and second oldest in Florida behind the Amelia Island lighthouse, the St. Marks Lighthouse stands 82 feet rising up from where the salt marshes meet the gulf. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Wakulla County: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge," 6 May 2018

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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