from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tract of marshland, usually under water and covered in places with tall grass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tract of marshland, especially one containing clumps of sawgrass and hammocks of vegetation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A swamp or low tract of land inundated with water and interspersed with hummocks, or small islands, and patches of high grass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A low, swampy tract of land, more or less covered by a growth of tall grass: a word in common use in Florida, a large portion of the southern part of this State being a marshy region known as the Everglades. Further north similar tracts, in the region bordering on the sea, are called dismals or pocosins.
After the Everglades .(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)