ciénaga

or cie·ne·ga

[syey-nuh-guh, syen-uh-, sin-]
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noun Southwestern U.S.

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

Nearby words

  1. civitan,
  2. civitas,
  3. civitavecchia,
  4. civvies,
  5. civvy,
  6. cj,
  7. cja,
  8. cjd,
  9. ck,
  10. ck.

Origin of ciénaga

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

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