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marsh

 (märsh)
n.
An area of low-lying land that is usually saturated with water and is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plants.

[Middle English, from Old English mersc; see mori- in Indo-European roots.]

marsh

(mɑːʃ)
n
(Physical Geography) low poorly drained land that is sometimes flooded and often lies at the edge of lakes, streams, etc. Compare swamp1
[Old English merisc; related to German Marsch, Dutch marsk; related to mere2]
ˈmarshˌlike adj

Marsh

(mɑːʃ)
n
1. (Biography) Dame (Edith) Ngaio (ˈnaɪəʊ). 1899–1981, New Zealand crime writer, living in Britain (from 1928). Her many detective novels include Final Curtain (1947) and Last Ditch (1977)
2. (Biography) Rodney (William). born 1947, Australian cricketer: a wicketkeeper, he took 355 dismissals in 96 test matches (1970–84)

marsh

(mɑrʃ)

n.
a tract of waterlogged soil, typically treeless and covered with emersed rushes, cattails, and other tall grasses.
[before 900; Old English mer(i)sc. See mere2, -ish1]
marsh′like`, adj.

marsh

(märsh)
An area of low-lying wet land, often having an abundance of reeds and rushes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marsh - low-lying wet land with grassy vegetationmarsh - 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
2.Marsh - United States painter (1898-1954)
3.Marsh - New Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982)

marsh

noun swamp, moss (Scot. & Northern English dialect), bog, slough, fen, quagmire, morass a recently reclaimed saltwater marsh
Related words
adjective paludal

marsh

noun
A usually low-lying area of soft waterlogged ground and standing water:
Translations
سِبْخَةٌمُسْتَنْقَع، سَبْخَه
блатомочурищетресавище
bažina
marskmosesump
lodu
marskimaasuo
močvara
mocsár
mýrimÿri
湿原湿地
습지
palus
liūnaspelkėpelkinis
purvs
močvirje
kärrmyr
บึง
đầm lầy

marsh

[mɑːʃ]
A. Npantano m, ciénaga f; (= salt marsh) → marisma f
B. CPD marsh fever Npaludismo m
marsh gas Ngas m de los pantanos, metano m
marsh marigold Nbotón m de oro
marsh warbler Npapamoscas m inv

marsh

[ˈmɑːrʃ] nmarais m, marécage m

marsh

nSumpf m

marsh

:
marsh gas
nMethangas nt, → Sumpf- or Grubengas nt
marshland
nMarschland nt
marshmallow
n (= sweet)Marshmallow nt; (Bot) → Eibisch m
marsh marigold

marsh

[mɑːʃ] npalude f

marsh

(maːʃ) noun
(an area of) soft wet land. The heavy rainfall turned the land into a marsh.
ˈmarshy adjective
ˈmarshiness noun

marsh

سِبْخَةٌ bažina marsk Sumpf βάλτος marisma suo marais močvara palude 습지 moeras sump bagno pântano болото myr บึง bataklık đầm lầy 湿地
References in classic literature ?
I shall never forget his face as it looked one night when he told me about the solitary day he spent among the sea temples at Paestum: the soft wind blowing through the roofless columns, the birds flying low over the flowering marsh grasses, the changing lights on the silver, cloud-hung mountains.
No signs of life occurred near him, but occasionally the melancholy chirp of a cricket, or perhaps the guttural twang of a bull-frog from a neighboring marsh, as if sleeping uncomfortably and turning suddenly in his bed.
Nor, at the time, had it failed to enter his monomaniac mind, that all the anguish of that then present suffering was but the direct issue of a former woe; and he too plainly seemed to see, that as the most poisonous reptile of the marsh perpetuates his kind as inevitably as the sweetest songster of the grove; so, equally with every felicity, all miserable events do naturally beget their like.
The sun sets on some retired meadow, where no house is visible, with all the glory and splendor that it lavishes on cities, and perchance as it has never set before--where there is but a solitary marsh hawk to have his wings gilded by it, or only a musquash looks out from his cabin, and there is some little black-veined brook in the midst of the marsh, just beginning to meander, winding slowly round a decaying stump.
When Professor Marsh was out here hunting bones for the chapel of Yale University he found skeletons of horses no bigger than a fox, bedded in the rocks, and he said they were ancestors of my father.
The jail was a trifling little brick den that stood in a marsh at the edge of the village, and no guards were afforded for it; indeed, it was seldom occupied.
but I'd as soon offer to take hold of a blue ignis fatuus light in a marsh.
Thrust back year after year by the advancing waves, the inhabitants have receded, in the present century, to the last morsel of land which is firm enough to be built on -- a strip of ground hemmed in between a marsh on one side and the sea on the other.
Look to the right, and you'll see a flat country, with a good deal of marsh in it; look to the left, and you'll see the same.
Ours was the marsh country, down by the river, within, as the river wound, twenty miles of the sea.
Marsh, the jotmaster, and tell him the predicament we are in.
The marsh was steaming in the strong sun, and the outline of the Spy-glass trembled through the haze.