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carse

[kahrs, kers] /kɑrs, kɛrs/
noun, Scot.
1.
bottom land.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English cars, kerss, equivalent to ker marsh (< Old Norse kjarr marshy grove; compare Swedish kärr marsh) + -ss, north variant of -ish1
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carse

/kɑːs; Scottish kærs/
noun
1.
(Scot) a riverside area of flat fertile alluvium
Word Origin
C14: of uncertain origin; perhaps from a plural form of carr
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