Everglades

Everglades

[ev-er-gleydz]
noun (used with a plural verb)
a swampy and partly forested region in S Florida, mostly S of Lake Okeechobee. Over 5000 sq. mi. (12,950 sq. km).
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everglade

[ev-er-gleyd]
noun
a tract of low, swampy land, especially in southern Florida, characterized by clumps of tall grass and numerous branching waterways.

Origin:
1815–25, Americanism; ever + glade

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Everglades (ˈɛvəˌɡleɪdz)
 
pl n
the Everglades a subtropical marshy region of Florida, south of Lake Okeechobee: contains the Everglades National Park established to preserve the flora and fauna of the swamps. Area: over 13 000 sq km (5000 sq miles)

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Everglades
1827, from ever, perhaps in sense of "interminable" + glade.
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