Definitions

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.

Etymologies

After the Everglades .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • His room at the Chelsea looked as though the mad hand of a god had transposed it into an everglade sarcophagus.

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  • (Soundbite of song "Everglade") Mr. HEGARTY: (Singing) Of everglade.

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  • Joined by my daughter, who teaches middle school in Naples 'eastern suburbs, we spent the first few days leafleting the endless grid of streets that cover what had been, for thousands of years, slash pine forest and everglade waterways.

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  • From there he found a stone bridge slicing across an everglade of reeds and foul water.

    Deeper

  • But Mercy's tame wind let them press on, breasting the current, until they emerged at last into an open expanse of saltmarsh, a green and living everglade that seemed to stretch on forever into the misted west.

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  • Picking a path as they went on Jack and his companions pushed into the deep everglade, the lush undergrowth sometimes quite impeding their progress, and making their advance very slow.

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  • I have no idea of how long we were in that vast everglade, but it must have been for weeks.

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  • In their hands Montezuma is transformed into a barbarous Indian chief, and the city of Mexico becomes a rude Indian village, situated among the islands and lagoons of an everglade which afforded unusual facilities

    Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology

  • Under the treatment of its author, Montezuma becomes a rude Indian sachem, his kingdom a confederation of barbarous Indian tribes like that of the Iroquois, the city of Mexico a cluster of mud huts or wigwams in an everglade, its causeways rude Indian footpaths, its temples and palaces pure fictions of lying Spanish romance, and all previous histories of the Aztecs and their country extravagant inventions with a

    Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology

  • We'd ended up in the Korengal valley, a place of everglade beauty, screeching monkeys, and gruff mountain tribes.

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