sudd

[ suhd ]
/ sʌd /

noun

(in the White Nile) floating vegetable matter that often obstructs navigation.

Origin of sudd

1870–75; < Arabic: literally, obstruction
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sudd
/ (sʌd) /

noun

floating masses of reeds and weeds that occur on the White Nile and obstruct navigation

Word Origin for sudd

C19: from Arabic, literally: obstruction
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