- a swampy and partly forested region in S Florida, mostly S of Lake Okeechobee. Over 5000 sq. mi. (12,950 sq. km).
- a tract of low, swampy land, especially in southern Florida, characterized by clumps of tall grass and numerous branching waterways.
Origin of everglade
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It's so cold that the National Weather Service in Miami has issued a freeze watch for the Everglades.Thank Global Warming for Freezing You Right Now
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He suspects our snake is pregnant, and puts in a call to Dr. Skip Snow, lead python biologist with the Everglades National Park.
The Everglades, overrun with huge reptiles, is about to host its first-ever open season on snakes.
It's not likely we'll find another place like that anywhere in the Everglades.
We'll get the man who lives there to guide us out of the Everglades!
Frank was anxious to see the Everglades and do some hunting.
If Jack Jaggers did not perish in the Everglades, he disappeared.
The Everglades answered the description I had heard of them.In the Wilds of Florida
- the Everglades a subtropical marshy region of Florida, south of Lake Okeechobee: contains the Everglades National Park established to preserve the flora and fauna of the swamps. Area: over 13 000 sq km (5000 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for everglades
The distance from the mouth of Hilsborough river to the head of the lake, in a direct line, is about 110 statute miles. The country between them is mostly, if not wholly, an everglade, by which is meant a low marsh frequently covered with water, and in which there grows a sharp triangular grass, from ten to twelve feet high, and impervious to men or animals. ["American Mechanics' Magazine," 1825]
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