Definitions for marshmɑrʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

marshmɑrʃ(n.)

  1. a tract of waterlogged soil, typically treeless and covered with emersed rushes, cattails, and other tall grasses.

    Category: Ecology

Origin of marsh:

bef. 900; OE mer(i)sc. See mere2, -ish1

marsh′like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. marsh, marshland, fen, fenland(noun)

    low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water

    "thousands of acres of marshland"; "the fens of eastern England"

  2. Marsh, Reginald Marsh(noun)

    United States painter (1898-1954)

  3. Marsh, Ngaio Marsh(noun)

    New Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. marsh(noun)ɑrʃ

    an area of wet land

    marsh birds

Wiktionary

  1. marsh(Noun)

    An area of low, wet land, often with tall grass.

  2. Marsh(ProperNoun)

    for someone living by a marsh.

  3. Origin: mersh, mershe, from merisc, mersc, from mariskaz (cf. West Frisian mersk, Dutch meers ‘grassland, meadow’, German Marsch), from ‘mere’. More at mere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marsh(noun)

    a tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass

Freebase

  1. Marsh

    A marsh is a type of wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species. Marshes can often be found at the edges of lakes and streams, where they form a transition between the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. They are often dominated by grasses, rushes or reeds. If woody plants are present they tend to be low-growing shrubs. This form of vegetation is what differentiates marshes from other types of wetland such as swamps, which are dominated by trees, and bogs, which are wetlands that have accumulated deposits of acidic peat.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

marsh(noun)

(an area of) soft wet land

The heavy rainfall turned the land into a marsh.

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