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An area of low-lying land which is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times:‘the marsh marigold loves damp fields, riverbanks, and marshes’[mass noun] ‘patches of marsh’[as modifier] ‘marsh plants’
swamp, marshland, bog, peat bog, swampland, morass, mire, quagmire, quag, slough, fen, fenland, wetland, sumpsalt marsh, saltings, salinabayou, pocosin, moormosscorcassmarishView synonyms
- ‘It is a large fresh water lake associated with marshes on the flood plains of the river.’
- ‘The Romans became practised at draining marshes to rid areas of malaria-carrying mosquitoes.’
- ‘In the shallow marshes near the river grows a unique type of yellow water lily.’
- ‘Yet too many of the bottom lands, swamps, and marshes that drew me back no longer exist.’
- ‘The landscape of the national parks is endless stretches of salt water marshes rather than canyons or petrified forests.’
- ‘Farmers simply saw the marsh as unproductive land that could be used for grazing animals.’
- ‘The wetlands, its seeps and its marshes are jealousy maintained and protected from all disturbance.’
- ‘When the flood plains dry up cattle graze on the succulent marsh grass which grew while the plains were filled with water.’
- ‘Living in freshwater marshes with areas of open water, they stalk fish, eels, frogs and insects.’
- ‘All around our coastline we have estuaries, docks, harbours, marshes and breakwaters.’
- ‘They prefer life on the shores of deep, clear rivers, lakes, large marshes, and ocean bays.’
- ‘The boundary between the mudflat and the retreating marsh is a unique environment.’
- ‘Our boat noses into the tidal marsh, and we spot nesting egrets and barking sea lions.’
- ‘Explorer days are also an opportunity to find more about local habitats such as woodlands, bogs, coast and marshes.’
- ‘Until late October the birds may be found on estuaries, flooded coastal marshes and farm reservoirs.’
- ‘North of the main park is a marsh, though the plants are new and haven't grown enough to be visible.’
- ‘Large parts of the marsh are now in use as a buffer area when food stock is temporarily depleted.’
- ‘On the first day after the flood, two of the large creatures were found in a nearby marsh area and returned to the farm.’
- ‘Folk are few and far between amid these rounded hills, rocky ridges, peat bogs and marshes.’
- ‘The distribution of plants in freshwater marshes is driven by competition, inundation and draw-down.’
Old English mer(i)sc (perhaps influenced by late Latin mariscus marsh), of West Germanic origin.
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