Definitions for marshmɑrʃ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a tract of waterlogged soil, typically treeless and covered with emersed rushes, cattails, and other tall grasses.
Origin of marsh:
bef. 900; OE mer(i)sc. See mere2, -ish1
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"
Marsh, Reginald Marsh(noun)
United States painter (1898-1954)
Marsh, Ngaio Marsh(noun)
New Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an area of wet land
An area of low, wet land, often with tall grass.
for someone living by a marsh.
Origin: mersh, mershe, from merisc, mersc, from mariskaz (cf. West Frisian mersk, Dutch meers ‘grassland, meadow’, German Marsch), from ‘mere’. More at mere.
a tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass
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.
Translations for marsh
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an area of) soft wet land
The heavy rainfall turned the land into a marsh.
- مُسْتَنْقَع، سَبْخَهArabic
- pântanoPortuguese (BR)
- der SumpfGerman
- ciénaga, pantanoSpanish
- אֵיזוֹר בִּיצוֹתHebrew
- मंगल, दलदल, कच्छHindi
- pelkė, liūnasLithuanian
- sump, myrNorwegian
- sumpmark, myr, träskSwedish
- bataklık (arazi)Turkish
- 沼澤Chinese (Trad.)
- نشیبی مرطوب یا دلدلی زمینUrdu
- đầm lầyVietnamese
- 沼泽Chinese (Simp.)
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