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marish

[mar-ish]Archaic.
noun
  1. a marsh.
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adjective
  1. marshy.
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Origin of marish

1300–50; Middle English mareis < Middle French; see marais
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Historical Examples of marishes

  • Trees of Oak how found under-ground in Moors or Marishes, 18.

    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666

    Various

  • II we find: "But the miry places thereof, and the marishes thereof, shall not be healed."


British Dictionary definitions for marishes

marish

adjective
  1. obsolete marshy; swampy
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Word Origin for marish

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

marish

n.

"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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