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everglade

[ev-er-gleyd]
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noun
  1. a tract of low, swampy land, especially in southern Florida, characterized by clumps of tall grass and numerous branching waterways.
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Origin of everglade

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25; ever + glade
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Historical Examples

  • Oh, maybe it's the one who escaped from the Everglade swamp.

    The Outdoor Girls in Florida

    Laura Lee Hope

  • Then she was not altogether insane, for there were many campers at Everglade.

  • The very best that could be obtained for miles about Everglade.

  • It was rather a restless night in Orangeade, and all were astir early, for they wanted to be at the Everglade camp by daylight.

  • "I fancy we are on the north-western edge of the great Everglade swamp," Charley replied.