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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tract of marshland, usually under water and covered in places with tall grass.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun United States A swamp or low tract of land inundated with water and interspersed with hummocks, or small islands, and patches of high grass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tract of marshland, especially one containing clumps of sawgrass and hammocks of vegetation

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After the Everglades.]

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