[syey-nuh-guh, syen-uh-, sin-]
- a swamp or marsh, especially one formed and fed by springs.
Origin of ciénaga
1840–50, Americanism; < Spanish, derivative of cieno mud, slime < Latin caenum filth
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Examples from the Web for cienega
In the morning, with two herders and their collies, he went back to the cienega.
The grass in the cienega was thick and green, and there was enough seepage of water to furnish drink for the flock.
While breakfast was being prepared, I walked out on to the cienega to look for ducks.
You want the water well distributed—a spring here, and a spring there, and a creek or a cienega somewheres else.
On the south coast, directly opposite Matanzas, lies a vast swamp known as the Cienega de Zapata.Cuba, Old and New
Albert Gardner Robinson