Definition of sudd in English:

sudd

noun

the sudd
  • An area of floating vegetation in a stretch of the White Nile, thick enough to impede navigation.

    • ‘Ecologically the Sudd wetland is composed of various ecosystems, grading from open water and submerged vegetation, to floating fringe vegetation, seasonally inundated woodland, rain-fed and river-fed grasslands, and flood-plain scrubland.’
    • ‘Ultimately the force of water, assisted by the pressure of wind, is so great that the sudd dam will burst.’
    • ‘Thick aquatic vegetation (sudd) disperses the river water into numerous channels.’
    • ‘Strange as it may seem, the sudd interferes but little with the flow of the river, and the Nile passes under it with little resistance.’

Origin

Arabic, literally ‘obstruction’.

Pronunciation

sudd

/səd/