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

  • n. An area of low-lying, soggy ground.
  • n. Something that hinders, engulfs, or overwhelms: a morass of details.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tract of soft, wet ground; a marsh; a fen.
  • n. Anything that entraps or makes progress difficult.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tract of soft, wet ground; a marsh; a fen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tract of low, soft, wet ground the drainage of which is insufficient either from its depressed situation or from its uniform flatness; a marsh; a swamp; a bog; a fen.
  • n. Synonyms Swamp, etc. See marsh.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

Etymologies

Dutch moeras, from Middle Dutch maras, from Old French mareis, probably of Germanic origin; see mori- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Something that hinders, engulfs, or overwhelms: a morass of detail.

    August 31, 2008