Marsh meaning

märsh
A tract of low, wet, soft land that is temporarily, or permanently, covered with water, characterized by aquatic, grasslike vegetation; swamp; bog; morass; fen.
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The definition of a marsh is a swampy area of lowlands.

A wet and swampy area is an example of a marsh.

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1899-1982; New Zealand writer of detective stories.
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1898-1954; U.S. painter.
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An area of low-lying land that is usually saturated with water and is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plants.
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An area of low-lying wetland in which the level of water is generally shallow and often fluctuating. The water may be either standing or slow-moving. The water in a marsh is also more or less neutral or alkaline, in contrast to the water in a bog, which is acidic. The environment of a marsh is in general well-oxygenated and nutrient-rich and allows a great variety of organisms to flourish. In contrast to a swamp, in which there is an abundance of woody plants, the plants in a marsh are mostly herbaceous. Reeds and rushes dominate the vegetation of marshes.
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An area of low, wet land, often with tall grass.
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A topographic surname for someone living by a marsh.
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Origin of marsh

  • Middle English from Old English mersc mori- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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.
    From Wiktionary