noun Southwestern U.S.
Origin of ciénaga
Examples from the Web for cienega
In the morning, with two herders and their collies, he went back to the cienega.
While breakfast was being prepared, I walked out on to the cienega to look for ducks.Saddle and Mocassin|Francis Francis Jr.
On the south coast, directly opposite Matanzas, lies a vast swamp known as the Cienega de Zapata.
The grass in the cienega was thick and green, and there was enough seepage of water to furnish drink for the flock.
In the swamp known as the Cienega de Zapata are both alligators and crocodiles, some of them of quite imposing dimensions.