Everglades

[ ev-er-gleydz ]
/ ˈɛv ərˌgleɪdz /

noun (used with a plural verb)

a swampy and partly forested region in S Florida, mostly S of Lake Okeechobee. Over 5000 sq. mi. (12,950 sq. km).

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everglade

[ ev-er-gleyd ]
/ ˈɛv ərˌgleɪd /

noun

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

Origin of everglade

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