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Fen woodland or scrub that is typically dominated by alder or willow.
marsh, marshland, swamp, swampland, sump, mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slough, fen, fenland, wetlandView synonyms
- ‘Blackbirds may be found in a wide range of habitats including dense woodland, coastal sand-dunes, farmland, minute marsh carrs and town and city centres.’
- ‘Many of the ‘gap’ species are also typically found in open to very open wetland habitats such as fens, alder thickets, wet prairies, sedge meadows, and shrub carrs.’
- ‘Reed-fringed dykes in the very centre of the vast Halvergate marshes harbour a few in winter; Fenland osier carrs are equally attractive.’
- ‘I just had to go out and have a look and chose the carrs and ings (one-time marshlands, reedswamps or whatever) south of West Ayton.’
Middle English: from Old Norse kjarr ‘brushwood’, in kjarr-mýrr ‘marsh overgrown with brushwood’.
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