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(in the southern US) an area of low, swampy ground, typically wooded.
swamp, marshland, bog, peat bog, swampland, morass, mire, quagmire, quag, slough, fen, fenland, wetland, sumpView synonyms
- ‘In pocosins drained by small canals and natural sloughs, mud turtles crawled up to the warmth on half-submerged logs.’
- ‘It goes on like this most of the way to the ocean, 40 miles away, with bays and pocosins wherever there's a dip.’
- ‘The Fall Line Sand Hills is home to several related but distinctive plant communities: longleaf pine-scrub oak forests, Atlantic white cedar swamps, and pocosin community types.’
- ‘Businesses were lured to eastern North Carolina by the notion of mining the rich peat soil submerged beneath vast pocosins or evergreen shrub bogs.’
- ‘When you think of unusual Southeastern habitats, you might list the sandhills, Carolina bays, and pocosins of the coastal plain.’
Mid 17th century: probably from Algonquian poquosin.
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