[syey-nuh-guh, syen-uh-, sin-]
noun Southwestern U.S.
a swamp or marsh, especially one formed and fed by springs.
Also, cienega.

1840–50, Americanism; < Spanish, derivative of cieno mud, slime < Latin caenum filth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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