salt marsh

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salt marsh

n.
An area of low coastal grassland frequently overflowed by the tide.

salt marsh

n
(Physical Geography) an area of marshy ground that is intermittently inundated with salt water or that retains pools or rivulets of salt or brackish water, together with its characteristic halophytic vegetation

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n.
a marshy tract that is wet with salt water or flooded by the sea.
[before 1000]
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Noun1.salt marsh - low-lying wet land that is frequently flooded with saltwater
fenland, marsh, marshland, fen - low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water; "thousands of acres of marshland"; "the fens of eastern England"
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Four hundred years ago, there were 30,000 hectares of intertidal salt marsh along the Essex coast.
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