[ ser-boh-nee-uh n ]
/ sərˈboʊ ni ən /


of, relating to, or designating the large marshy tract of land in the northern part of ancient Egypt in which entire armies are said to have been swallowed up.

Origin of Serbonian

1660–70; < Greek Serbōní(s) (límnē) Serbonian (marsh) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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