Definitions

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  • n. a kind of low-lying ground, often wet or marshy

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Marshy land; fens; specifically, in England, the marshy region in Cambridge, Norfolk, Lincoln, and adjacent counties, now in great part reclaimed.

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  • n. low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water

Etymologies

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fen +‎ land

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  • "A saltern is a word with a number of differing (but interrelated) meanings. In English archaeology, a saltern is an area used for salt making, especially in the East Anglian fenlands."

    August 25, 2016