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A tract of marshland, usually under water and covered in places with tall grasses or sedges.

[After the Everglades.]
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a large area of submerged marshland
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(ˈɛv ərˌgleɪd)

a tract of low, swampy land, esp. in S Florida, characterized by tall grass and branching waterways.
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I have no idea of how long we were in that vast everglade, but it must have been for weeks.
The word Everglade means "river of grass," and the Everglades are, in fact, one giant, very slow-moving river.
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects to restore sheetflow to Everglades National Park and Florida Bay are either planned or underway.
Driving to Everglades National Park's Flamingo Visitor Center offers no guarantee of spotting one of the eponymous birds, and your best bet remains a local zoo.
In 1928, she joined other Floridians pushing for federal protection of the Everglades. After two decades of struggle, in 1947 Douglas was invited to sit behind President Truman as he announced the new Everglades National Park.
The Everglades: River of Grass, 70th Anniversary Edition
Florida's Everglades are a swampland full of wildlife!
Fast moving dialog adds to intrigue and mystery of the suspense filled plot in "Double Trouble in the Everglades," the fifth in the "National Park Mystery Series." Mary Morgan blends her gift of storytelling with an incredible understanding of a young reader's spirit of adventure.
Featured panelists are Nathaniel Reed, Vice Chairman and Founding Member of the Everglades Foundation, Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation and Dan Burkhardt, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Board Member and Author.
MIAMI -- For all the danger posed to Florida's Everglades by invasive Burmese pythons, there's one thing researchers don't want to know: how they would interact with another python species that threatens to move into the same territory.

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