Salt-marsh

salt marsh

noun
a marshy tract that is wet with salt water or flooded by the sea.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English saltmerche, Old English sealtne mersc

salt-marsh, saltmarsh, adjective
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salt marsh
 
n
an area of marshy ground that is intermittently inundated with salt water or that retains pools or rivulets of salt or brackish water, together with its characteristic halophytic vegetation

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salt marsh  
A marsh in which the water is saline, especially a coastal wetland that has halophyte vegetation and is regularly flooded at high tide. Coastal salt marshes help to preserve the shoreline by accommodating storm tides.
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