[syey-nuh-guh, syen-uh-, sin-]
- 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
- a city in N Colombia, on the SE coast of the Caribbean Sea.
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Examples from the Web for cienaga
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
Irrigation is carried on most scientifically, the water coming from a creek and the "cienaga," which I will explain later.A Truthful Woman in Southern California
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