sloughs 1 of 3

variants also slews or slues
plural of slough
as in marshes
spongy land saturated or partially covered with water the land for miles around the lake is strewn with ponds, sloughs, and mudflats

Synonyms & Similar Words



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verb (1)

present tense third-person singular of slough


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verb (2)

variants also sluffs
present tense third-person singular of slough

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“Sloughs.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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