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sudd

[suhd] /sʌd/
noun
1.
(in the White Nile) floating vegetable matter that often obstructs navigation.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Arabic: literally, obstruction
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sudd

/sʌd/
noun
1.
floating masses of reeds and weeds that occur on the White Nile and obstruct navigation
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic, literally: obstruction
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