American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An area of soft, wet, low-lying land, characterized by grassy vegetation and often forming a transition zone between water and land.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tract of water-soaked or partially overflowed land; wet, miry, or swampy ground; a piece of low ground usually more or less wet by reason of overflow, or scattered pools, but often nearly or wholly dry in certain seasons; a swamp; a fen. Low land subject to overflow by the tides is called salt-marsh or tide-marsh.
- n. In Australia, a drained meadow. See the extract.
- n. An area of low, wet land, often with tall grass.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass.
- n. low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water
- n. United States painter (1898-1954)
- n. New Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982)
- From Middle English mersh, mershe, from Old English merisc, mersc, from Proto-Germanic *mariskaz (cf. West Frisian mersk, Dutch meers ("grassland, meadow"), German Marsch), from *mari ‘mere’. More at mere. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English mersc; see mori- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Scientistific reports that the marsh is recovering and the oil damage may not be as bad as once thought are met with skepticism by the fishing community here.”
“How many jobs did it create to study the Odor of pig farms, Or pay AIG bonuses, or to save a frickin marsh mouse in the San Francisco Bay area, Or pave another runway for Murtha's air port that is virtually un-used? ..”
“The marsh is full of great mystery and oozes with teeming life.”
“Beat the crowds by taking your kid hunting; the southeast corner of the marsh is reserved for hunters accompanied by children under 16.”
“Typically, if you see emergents, you know a marsh is worth investigating," Yaich says.”
“But this change of territory involves the purchase of fifteen acres of forest and orchard land, on a lake shore in marsh country.”
“The next kind is the white hog, which has much the same habits as the former, except that it is usually found in moist places, near lakes and rivers, and is often called the marsh-pig.”
“a marsh -- the Finnish word neva means "mud"; the sole inhabitants of the neighboring forests were packs of wolves.”
“The marsh is a mysterious and murky zone where the intricacies of the human mind and personal psychologies are made manifest in a range of characters drawn, in part, from extant folklore and myth, but primarily from the waking dream of the marsh itself.”
“The marsh is a place where the boundaries between water, earth and sky are blurred and merge into an atmospheric mélange that serves as an apt metaphor for the creative process.”
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