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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 to Acquire Torrent Technologies, Inc.
    Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Torrent Technologies, Inc., a leading service provider to Write Your Own insurers participating in the National Flood Insurance Program . Read more on this news related to 'Marsh'
  • Marsh and McLennan Agency CEO David Eslick Named Secretary of Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
    Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, is pleased to announce that David Eslick, chairman and CEO of its subsidiary Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC , Read more on this news related to 'Marsh'
  • Marsh, O'Keefe to herald new dawn in Australian cricket
    Canberra, Oct 21 (IANS) On the eve of a new Test series against Pakistan, the Australian cricket team is on the verge of a major makeover. Read more on this news related to 'Marsh'

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