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ciénaga

or cie·ne·ga

[ syey-nuh-guh, syen-uh-, sin- ]
/ ˈsyeɪ nə gə, ˈsyɛn ə-, ˈsɪn- /
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noun Southwestern U.S.

a swamp or marsh, especially one formed and fed by springs.

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Origin of ciénaga

1840–50, Americanism;<Spanish, derivative of cieno mud, slime <Latin caenum filth

Definition for ciénaga (2 of 2)

Ciénaga
[ sye-nah-gah ]
/ ˈsyɛ nɑˌgɑ /

noun

a city in N Colombia, on the SE coast of the Caribbean Sea.
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