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

Origin of sudd

1870–75; < Arabic: literally, obstruction Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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