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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fen  \Fen\,  n.  [AS.  fen,  fenn,  marsh,  mud,  dirt;  akin  to  D.  veen, 
  OFries  fenne,  fene,  OHG.  fenna,  G.  fenn,  Icel.  fen,  Goth. 
  fani  mud.] 
  Low  land  overflowed,  or  covered  wholly  or  partially  with 
  water,  but  producing  sedge,  coarse  grasses,  or  other  aquatic 
  plants;  boggy  land;  moor;  marsh. 
 
  'Mid  reedy  fens  wide  spread.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  Note:  Fen  is  used  adjectively  with  the  sense  of  belonging  to 
  or  of  the  nature  of  a  fen  or  fens. 
 
  {Fen  boat},  a  boat  of  light  draught  used  in  marshes. 
 
  {Fen  duck}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  wild  duck  inhabiting  fens;  the 
  shoveler.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Fen  fowl}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  water  fowl  that  frequent  fens. 
 
  {Fen  goose}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  graylag  goose  of  Europe.  [Prov. 
  Eng.] 
 
  {Fen  land},  swamp  land. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fen 
  n  1:  100  fen  equal  1  yuan 
  2:  low-lying  wet  land  with  grassy  vegetation;  usually  is  a 
  transition  zone  between  land  and  water  [syn:  {marsh},  {marshland}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  FEN 
  Free-net  Erlangen/Nuernberg 
 
 




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