salt marsh

salt marsh
noun
low-lying wet land that is frequently flooded with saltwater
Hypernyms: ↑marsh, ↑marshland, ↑fen, ↑fenland

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noun
Etymology: Middle English saltmersh, from salt + mersh marsh — more at marsh
: flat land that is subject to intermittent or occasional overflow by salt water, contains water that is brackish to strongly saline, and supports a vegetation of halophytic plants usually consisting chiefly of grasses

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a marshy tract that is wet with salt water or flooded by the sea.
[bef. 1000; ME saltmerche, OE sealtne mersc]

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salt marsh noun
Land liable to be flooded with salt water
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Main Entry:salt

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salt marsh UK US noun [countable] [singular salt marsh plural salt marshes]
a flat area of land that is frequently covered with saltwater
Thesaurus: wetlandshyponym

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salt marsh,
a marsh regularly overflowed or flooded by salt water, as by the action of winds or tides: »

Most types of environment are to be found…an exposed cliff-beach, salt marsh and tidal mud, and a shingle spit (Science News).

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n. an area of coastal grassland that is regularly flooded by seawater

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ˈsalt marsh 7 [salt marsh salt marshes] (also ˈsalt meadow) noun
an area of open land near a coast that is regularly flooded by the sea

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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