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sudd

 (sŭd)
n.
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 Semitic roots.]

sudd

(sʌd)
n
(Botany) floating masses of reeds and weeds that occur on the White Nile and obstruct navigation
[C19: from Arabic, literally: obstruction]

sudd

(sʌd)

n.
(in the White Nile) floating vegetable matter that often obstructs navigation.
[1870–75; < Arabic: literally, obstruction]
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One team will dredge the Naam River from Rubkotna junction in Unity State to Lake No just north of the Sudd swamp, where the Bahr el Ghazal River meets the River Kiir [also known as the Bahr el Arab].
Large herds of elephant are also found in the south's Sudd swamp, the largest wetland in Africa, while there are lush jungle areas along the border with DR Congo.
And Egypt's growing thirst has seen the resurrection of a 100-year-old plan to drain Sudan's Sudd swamp, one of Africa's largest wetlands, in order to increase the flow of water in the Nile (page 44).
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