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pocosin

or pocoson, pocosen

[puh-koh-suh n, poh-kuh-suh n] /pəˈkoʊ sən, ˈpoʊ kə sən/
noun, Southeastern U.S.
1.
a swamp or marsh in an upland coastal region.
Origin of pocosin
1625-1635
An Americanism dating back to 1625-35; probably < an unattested form in a southern Eastern Algonquian language
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