- a marsh.
Origin of marish
1300–50; Middle English mareis < Middle French; see marais
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Examples from the Web for marishes
Trees of Oak how found under-ground in Moors or Marishes, 18.
II we find: "But the miry places thereof, and the marishes thereof, shall not be healed."The Evolution Of An English Town
- obsolete marshy; swampy
C14: from Old French marais marsh
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Word Origin and History for marishes
"a marsh," early 14c., mares, from Old French marois "marshland, bog" (12c., Modern French marais), from Frankish *marisk or some other Germanic source akin to marsh.
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