pocosin

[puh-koh-suhn, poh-kuh-suhn]
noun Southeastern U.S.
a swamp or marsh in an upland coastal region.
Also, pocoson, pocosen.


Origin:
1625–35, Americanism; probably < an unattested form in a southern Eastern Algonquian language

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Predominant vegetation type is southeastern shrub bog which is also known as pocosin.
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