carse

[kahrs, kers]

Origin of carse

1325–75; Middle English cars, kerss, equivalent to ker marsh (< Old Norse kjarr marshy grove; compare Swedish kärr marsh) + -ss, north variant of -ish1
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British Dictionary definitions for carse

carse

noun
  1. Scot a riverside area of flat fertile alluvium

Word Origin for carse

C14: of uncertain origin; perhaps from a plural form of carr
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