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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
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The marsh was steaming in the strong sun, and the outline of the Spy-glass trembled through the haze.
All at once there began to go a sort of bustle among the bulrushes; a wild duck flew up with a quack, another followed, and soon over the whole surface of the marsh a great cloud of birds hung screaming and circling in the air.
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.
It was Tommy Drake and Fanny Marsh that furnished the sugar - nice children, the nicest at the post, I think.
Ours was the marsh country, down by the river, within, as the river wound, twenty miles of the sea.
The marsh was awake all round him, for in the spring the Bird People sleep very lightly, and companies of them were coming or going the night through.
We see this on every mountain, in every lake and marsh.
One of them said, "The Sun, now while he is single, parches up the marsh, and compels us to die miserably in our arid homes.
It was a sort of island of solid ground in the midst of an immense marsh.
Come, forget it all and take a walk with me -- a ramble back through the woods beyond the marsh.
It was built upon a vast site, independent at once of the plain and of the river, because it was almost a marsh fed by springs and kept up by rains.
I never thought but you were sunk in the Blackhorse marsh, and missy with you, till master told me you'd been found, and he'd lodged you here