[ kahrs, kers ]
/ kɑrs, kɛrs /
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Question 1 of 10
Which definition best describes “spang”?
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
Words nearby carse
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British Dictionary definitions for carse
/ (kɑːs, Scottish kærs) /
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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