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Marsh Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water; "thousands of acres of marshland"; "the fens of eastern England"
  • New Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982)
  • United States painter (1898-1954)

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water; "thousands of acres of marshland"; "the fens of eastern England" ,
  • United States painter (1898-1954) ,
  • New Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982)

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Marsh Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In geography, a marsh is a type of wetland. It has grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water. A marsh is different from a swamp, which has a greater proportion of open water surface, which is generally deeper than a marsh. In the USA, the term 'swamp' is used for wetland dominated by trees rather than grasses and low herbs.

The water of a marsh can be fresh, brackish or saline. Coastal marshes may be associated with estuaries and along waterways between coastal barrier islands and the inner coast. Estuarine marshes often are based on soils consisting of sandy bottoms or bay muds.

Marshes are critically important wildlife habitat, often serving as breeding grounds for a wide variety of animal life.



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Meaning of the Name 'Marsh'


  • Meaning: From the marsh
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Male


Marsh Sample Sentences in News


  • Marsh & McLennan Hits New 52-Week High After Strong Q2
    Shares of Marsh & McLennan Cos. (MMC) scaled a new 52-week high of $53.57 on Sep 18, treading a steady growth path. Read more on this news related to 'Marsh'
  • Marsh ready to fire Scorchers
    Make no mistake about it – Mitch Marsh is the most important player in the Perth Scorchers team. Read more on this news related to 'Marsh'
  • Marsh heroics ensure Scorchers win over Dolphins
    Marsh struck two sixes from the last two balls to pull off a sensational six-wicket win for Perth Scorchers against Dolphins in the fourth match of Champions League Twenty20 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday. Read more on this news related to 'Marsh'

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