1. marshy.

Origin of marish

1300–50; Middle English mareis < Middle French; see marais Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for marish


  1. obsolete marshy; swampy

Word Origin for marish

C14: from Old French marais marsh
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Word Origin and History for marish

"a marsh," early 14c., mares, from Old French marois "marshland, bog" (12c., Modern French marais), from Frankish *marisk or some other Germanic source akin to marsh.

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