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Everglades

[ ev-er-gleydz ]
/ ˈɛv ərˌgleɪdz /
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noun (used with a plural verb)

a swampy and partly forested region in S Florida, mostly S of Lake Okeechobee. Over 5,000 sq. mi. (12,950 sq. km).

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Everglades
/ (ˈɛvəˌɡleɪdz) /

pl n

the Everglades a subtropical marshy region of Florida, south of Lake Okeechobee: contains the Everglades National Park established to preserve the flora and fauna of the swamps. Area: over 13 000 sq km (5000 sq miles)
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