floating masses of weeds, reeds, etc. that often obstruct navigation on the White Nile
Origin of suddArabic
A floating mass of vegetation that obstructs navigation in tropical rivers, found chiefly in upper portions of the Nile River.
Origin of suddArabic, obstruction, sudd, from sadda, to obstruct; see šdd in Semitic roots.
- A floating mass of plant matter, such as reeds, which obstructs boat passage on the Nile