a marshy tract that is wet with salt water or flooded by the sea.
, salt junk
, salt lake
, salt lake city
, salt lick
, salt marsh
, salt mine
, salt of the earth
, salt of the earth, the
, salt of the earth, ye are the
, salt out
Origin of salt marsh
before 1000; Middle English saltmerche, Old English sealtne mersc
Related formssalt-marsh, salt·marsh, adjective
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Examples from the Web for salt marsh
Steered east for twelve miles, over spinifex sand-hills with some salt-marsh flats intervening.
Many of the salt-marsh plants seen in the Feejees, were also observed here.
We were several miles up the salt-marsh, and to go down to the ocean was quite a voyage to Felipa.
Thus the station of a plant may be a salt-marsh, a hill-side, the bed of the sea, or a stagnant pool.
British Dictionary definitions for salt marsh
an area of marshy ground that is intermittently inundated with salt water or that retains pools or rivulets of salt or brackish water, together with its characteristic halophytic vegetation
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Science definitions for salt marsh
A marsh in which the water is saline, especially a coastal wetland that has halophyte vegetation and is regularly flooded at high tide. Coastal salt marshes help to preserve the shoreline by accommodating storm tides.
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