or cie·ne·ga

[ syey-nuh-guh, syen-uh-, sin- ]

nounSouthwestern U.S.
  1. a swamp or marsh, especially one formed and fed by springs.

Origin of ciénaga

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

Words Nearby ciénaga

Other definitions for Ciénaga (2 of 2)

[ sye-nah-gah ]

  1. a city in N Colombia, on the SE coast of the Caribbean Sea. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use ciénaga in a sentence

  • That the brook flowed from the cienaga, or marsh, where the Navajos were rendezvoused, was an easy inference.

    Captured by the Navajos | Charles A. Curtis
  • A moment, and a clear, girlish voice called from among the trees that bordered the cienaga, "Whoo-ee."

    The Eyes of the World | Harold Bell Wright
  • To the north of the town stretched the lake, known to the residents only by the name of La Cienaga.

    Carmen Ariza | Charles Francis Stocking
  • Irrigation is carried on most scientifically, the water coming from a creek and the "cienaga," which I will explain later.

  • The Cienaga de Zapata is the largest and most easily drainable of the swamp areas mentioned.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 5 | Willis Fletcher Johnson