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everglade

[ ev-er-gleyd ]
/ ˈɛv ərˌgleɪd /
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noun

a tract of low, swampy land, especially in southern Florida, characterized by clumps of tall grass and numerous branching waterways.

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Origin of everglade

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25; ever + glade
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