salt marsh


Definition of salt marsh

: flat land subject to overflow by salt water

Examples of salt marsh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Driessen Beach Park, on the island's southern end, is a good bet for filling your shell bucket and is reached via a long boardwalk over a salt marsh. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 5 June 2022 This waterfront two-bedroom house (from $249) is located on KVI Beach, a private strand with public access on Vashon Island and home to the largest remaining salt marsh in central Puget Sound. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 15 June 2021 Over the years, settlement and development have gradually threatened to convert the parish’s dry land into a salt marsh. Reid Singer, Outside Online, 15 May 2021 Shattuck, in his early 30s and living alone by a salt marsh on the southern coast of Massachusetts, is feeling lost and haunted by bad dreams following a bad breakup and an accident that cost him a fingertip on his left (drawing) hand. Heller Mcalpin, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Apr. 2022 The terrain on the flats alternated between salt marsh, where his feet sank with each step, and salt stalagmites, which rose between 6 inches and 2 feet. Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2022 With the completion of the Connecticut Valley Railroad in 1871, a group of wealthy businessmen from nearby Hartford, Conn., formed the New Saybrook Company and developed the area (formerly a salt marsh) as a summer resort. Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2022 This paired with green initiatives to clean up New York's green spaces like Brooklyn's Marine Park, 530 acres of grassland and salt marsh. Erika Ryan, CNN, 21 Dec. 2021 On the southeastern coast of Georgia, the Forbes Five-Star resort is surrounded by five miles of private beach on the east, and the largest salt marsh on the eastern seaboard on the west. Lea Lane, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of salt marsh

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Salt marsh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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