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carse

[ kahrs, kers ]
/ kɑrs, kɛrs /
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noun Scot.
bottom land.
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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
/ (kɑːs, Scottish kærs) /

noun
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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