Origin of marshMiddle English mersch from Old English merisc, akin to Middle Low German mersch, marsch (from source German marsch) from Indo-European base an unverified form mori, sea from source mare
Sunset over a marsh.
A wet and swampy area is an example of a marsh.
- 1899-1982; New Zealand writer of detective stories
- 1898-1954; U.S. painter
Origin of marshMiddle English from Old English mersc ; see mori- in Indo-European roots.
See also salt marsh
- An area of low, wet land, often with tall grass.
From Middle English mersh, mershe, from Old English merisc, mersc, from Proto-Germanic *mariskaz (cf. West Frisian mersk, Dutch meers (“grassland, meadow"), German Marsch), from *mari "˜mere'. More at mere.
- Kyaukpyu contains numerous "mud volcanoes," from which marsh gas is frequently discharged, with occasional issue of flame.
- Large stretches of marsh occur on each side of this river, as well as here and there among the hills where inland lakes formerly existed, as, for instance, near Bandung.
- Another stretch of marsh usually cuts off the northernmost part of the lake from the central sections.
- Broad, believed to encircle a large portion of the inland country, with drainage at one end by a marsh into Spencer Gulf.
- Following a long drive that consisted of little more than two ruts worn by vehicle tires, they came to the Marsh ranch.