: floating vegetable matter that forms obstructive masses especially in the upper White Nile

Word History


Arabic, literally, obstruction

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sudd was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Sudd.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

swamp region of South Sudan drained by the White Nile River

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