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pocosin

or po·co·son, po·co·sen

[ puh-koh-suhn, poh-kuh-suhn ]
/ pəˈkoʊ sən, ˈpoʊ kə sən /
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noun Southeastern U.S.
a swamp or marsh in an upland coastal region.
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Origin of pocosin

An Americanism dating back to 1625–35; probably < an unattested form in a southern Eastern Algonquian language
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