|Compare swamp low poorly drained land that is sometimes flooded and often lies at the edge of lakes, streams, etcRelated: paludal|
|[Old English merisc; related to German Marsch, Dutch marsk; related to |
|1.||Dame (Edith) Ngaio (ˈnaɪəʊ). 1899--1981, New Zealand crime writer, living in Britain (from 1928). Her many detective novels include Final Curtain (1947) and Last Ditch (1977)|
|2.||Rodney (William). born 1947, Australian cricketer. He finished his career with a world record of 355 Test match dismissals|
|marsh (märsh) Pronunciation Key
An area of low-lying wetland in which the level of water is generally shallow and often fluctuating. The water may be either standing or slow-moving. The water in a marsh is also more or less neutral or alkaline, in contrast to the water in a bog, which is acidic. The environment of a marsh is in general well-oxygenated and nutrient-rich and allows a great variety of organisms to flourish. In contrast to a swamp, in which there is an abundance of woody plants, the plants in a marsh are mostly herbaceous. Reeds and rushes dominate the vegetation of marshes. See also salt marsh.