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fenny

[fen-ee]
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adjective
  1. marshy.
  2. inhabiting or growing in fens.

Origin of fenny

before 1000; Middle English; Old English fennig. See fen1, -y1
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Examples from the Web for fenny

Historical Examples

  • For purchasing and improving the fenny lands in Lincolnshire.

    Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions

    Charles Mackay

  • Finsbury was so called from the fenny district in which it lay.

  • Fenchurch-street, from a fenny or moorish ground by a river side.

  • But, of all other, the fenny and marsh is the worst, and the clearest spring water next unto it.

    Elizabethan England

    William Harrison

  • Reeds make a strong thatch, but are not easily to be procured, except in fenny districts.

    Rustic Carpentry

    Paul N. Hasluck


British Dictionary definitions for fenny

fenny

adjective
  1. boggy or marshyfenny country
  2. found in, characteristic of, or growing in fens
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