Origin of marsh
Synonyms for marsh
Related Words for marshesmoss, estuary, fen, mire, quagmire, slough, quag, morass, swampland, bog, wetland, everglade
Examples from the Web for marshes
Contemporary Examples of marshes
There were marshes and a salmon river nearby and I found a lake with trout or whatever.
You had one foot on the asphalt and the other in the marshes.
If you lose the marshes and the vegetation, all you're left with is mud, which just slides into the water.Will the Spill Impact Public Health?
May 5, 2010
Historical Examples of marshes
Our greatest difficulty in these marshes was the watering of the cattle.
With more green in it, perhaps; you know the lovely colour on the dykes in the marshes?The Incomplete Amorist
Soon they were on their way across the dunes and marshes to Tinterton road and home.The Inn at the Red Oak
What were we to do with this resolute little dame of the marshes?Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
He travels, and on Thursdays, his Eastbourne day, takes his meals with the Marshes.Monday or Tuesday
Word Origin for marsh
Old English mersc, merisc "marsh, swamp," from West Germanic *marisko (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon marsk "marsh," Middle Dutch mersch, Dutch mars, German Marsch, Danish marsk), probably from Proto-Germanic *mari- "sea" (see mere (n.)).