Origin: prob. < AmInd
See pocosin in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Possibly of Virginia Algonquian origin. Regional Note: In coastal Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the Carolinas, a swamp or marsh can be called a pocosin or a dismal, the second term illustrated in the name of the Dismal Swamp on the border of North Carolina and Virginia. The word pocosin possibly comes from Virginia Algonquian. The early settlers used pocosin as a designation for low swampy ground, especially a wooded swamp.