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A floating mass of vegetation that obstructs navigation in tropical rivers, found chiefly in upper portions of the Nile River.
[Arabic, obstruction, sudd, from sadda, to obstruct; see šdd in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
(Botany) floating masses of reeds and weeds that occur on the White Nile and obstruct navigation
[C19: from Arabic, literally: obstruction]
(in the White Nile) floating vegetable matter that often obstructs navigation.
[1870–75; < Arabic: literally, obstruction]