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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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Like the refugees and renegades who slunk away in the salt marshes of the Adriatic and builded the palaces of powerful Venice on her deep-sunk piles, so these wretched hunted blacks builded power until they became masters of the mainland, controlling traffic and trade- routes, compelling the bushmen for ever after to remain in the bush and never to dare attempt the salt-water.
Perhaps there he could embark; if not, crossing the salt marshes, he would repair to Guerande-en-Croisic, to wait for an opportunity to cross over to Belle-Isle.
"And the legs of mutton of the salt marshes," said Porthos, smacking his lips.
Previous studies of the upper boundaries of the region's salt marshes have focused on abrupt changes in abiotic factors, which influence the landward and seaward distributions of many plant species (Neuenschwander, 1972; Neuenschwander et al., 1979; Zedler and Cox, 1985; Callaway et at., 1990; Zedler et al., 1992; Pennings and Callaway, 1992).
Grazing pressure of geese is greatest in salt marshes of intermediate age (Fig.
In the late '60s I commuted every day by train from my parents' house in suburban New Jersey to high school in Manhattan, passing through the no-man's-land of salt marshes and coke-smelting plants and dead-refrigerator dumps that stretched east from Newark almost to Hoboken.
Salt marshes and seashores, glacial ridges and shifting dunes, pine barrens and waterfowl, these are all part of the special view of Long Island captured by naturalist, photographer, and illustrator Robert Villani in Long Island: A Natural History (Harry N.
Halophytes must adapt to the hypoxic or anoxic conditions of flooding in salt marshes and nutrient deficiencies in these habitats (Chapman, 1974; Gallagher, 1975; Patrick & Delaune, 1976; Langlois & Ungar, 1976; Lieffers & Shay, 1980; Mendelssohn, 1979; Cooper, 1982; Karimi & Ungar, 1986; Loveland & Ungar, 1983; Covin & Zedler, 1988; Adam, 1990; Ungar, 1991; Van Diggelen, 1991; Keiffer et al., 1994).
I thought the acrid smell was from the sea, or certainly the salt marshes.
The water in some salt marshes is nearly as salty as the sea.
Salt marshes look remarkably uniform: Low and flat, they are a luscious green in the spring and summer, tan to brown in fall and winter.
NSF's LTER Network is made up of 28 sites in ecosystems from freshwater lakes and deserts to salt marshes and forests.