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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the southeastern United States, a swamp, or move commonly an area in a large swamp, in which the white cedar, Chamæcyparis thyoides, there called juniper, is the dominant tree. In the Dismal Swamp these areas are distinguished from the gum-swamps. See juniper.


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