ciénaga

ciénaga

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


Origin:
1840–50, Americanism; < Spanish, derivative of cieno mud, slime < Latin caenum filth

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Ciénaga

[sye-nah-gah]
noun
a city in N Colombia, on the SE coast of the Caribbean Sea.
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