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fen

 (fĕn)
n.
An area of low wet land having peaty soil and typically being less acidic than a bog.

[Middle English, from Old English fenn.]

fen

(fɛn)
n
(Physical Geography) low-lying flat land that is marshy or artificially drained
[Old English fenn; related to Old High German fenna, Old Norse fen, Gothic fani clay, Sanskrit panka mud]

fen

(fɛn)
n, pl fen
(Currencies) a monetary unit of the People's Republic of China, worth one hundredth of a yuan
[from Mandarin Chinese]

fen1

(fɛn)

n.
1. low land covered wholly or partially with water; bog.
2. the Fens, a marshy region W and S of the Wash, in E England.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English; c. Old Saxon fen(n)i, Old High German fenna, Old Norse fen fen, Gothic fani mud]

fen2

(fɛn)

n., pl. fen.
a monetary unit of China, equal to 1/100 of the yuan.
[1905–10; < Chinese fēn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fen - 100 fen equal 1 yuan in China
Chinese monetary unit - the monetary unit in the People's Republic of China
jiao - 10 jiao equal 1 yuan in China
2.fen - low-lying wet land with grassy vegetationfen - 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"
salt marsh - low-lying wet land that is frequently flooded with saltwater
wetland - a low area where the land is saturated with water

fen

noun marsh, moss (Scot.), swamp, bog, slough, quagmire, holm (dialect), morass peat is growing in the fen

fen

noun
A usually low-lying area of soft waterlogged ground and standing water:
Translations
مُسْتَنْقَعات تحت مُسْتوى سَطْح الأرْض
bažinamočál
marsk
MoorFlachmoor
fen, mÿri
dumbrājspurvs

fen

[fen] N (Brit) (often pl) → zona f pantanosa, pantano m
the Fens (Brit) las tierras bajas de Norfolk

fen

nMoor- or Sumpfland nt; the Fens die Niederungen in East Anglia

fen

[fɛn] n (often pl) (Brit) → zona paludosa
see also Fens

fen

(fen) noun
an area of low marshy land often covered with water.
References in classic literature ?
I looked again, and saw him standing in the middle of a boggy Stygian fen, surrounded by devils, and he had found his bounds without a doubt, three little stones, where a stake had been driven, and looking nearer, I saw that the Prince of Darkness was his surveyor.
After pacing backward and forward slowly for some little time, he stopped at the lower extremity of the garden, and, leaning on the fen ce, looked down listlessly at the smooth flow of the river.
As he did so, a small case in which the Doctor was accustomed to carry the lists of his day's duties, fen lightly on the floor.
The thicket stretched down from the top of one of the sandy knolls, spreading and growing taller as it went, until it reached the margin of the broad, reedy fen, through which the nearest of the little rivers soaked its way into the anchorage.
They were like great flocks of geese, or cranes, or swans on the plain about the waters of Cayster, that wing their way hither and thither, glorying in the pride of flight, and crying as they settle till the fen is alive with their screaming.
Thus roving on In confus'd march forlorn, th' adventrous Bands With shuddring horror pale, and eyes agast View'd first thir lamentable lot, and found No rest: through many a dark and drearie Vaile They pass'd, and many a Region dolorous, O're many a Frozen, many a Fierie Alpe, Rocks, Caves, Lakes, Fens, Bogs, Dens, and shades of death, A Universe of death, which God by curse Created evil, for evil only good, Where all life dies, death lives, and nature breeds, Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things, Abominable, inutterable, and worse Then Fables yet have feign'd, or fear conceiv'd, GORGONS and HYDRA'S, and CHIMERA'S dire.
If your holy scruples can dispense with using the Jew's tablets, for the pen I can find a remedy,'' said the yeoman; and, bending his bow, he aimed his shaft at a wild-goose which was soaring over their heads, the advanced-guard of a phalanx of his tribe, which were winging their way to the distant and solitary fens of Holderness.
worm' was a monster of vast size and power--a veritable dragon or serpent, such as legend attributes to vast fens or quags where there was illimitable room for expansion.
There was excellent wild-duck shooting in the fens, remarkably good fishing, a small but select library, taken over, as I understood, from a former occupant, and a tolerable cook, so that he would be a fastidious man who could not put in a pleasant month there.
The country on the whole resembled the better parts of the Cambridgeshire fens.
I found at last in an almshouse down in the Lincolnshire Fens an old soldier who not only was wounded at the Black River, but had actually knelt beside the colonel of the regiment when he died.
And though there be on earth fens and dense afflictions, he who hath light feet runneth even across the mud, and danceth, as upon well-swept ice.