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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Marsh  \Marsh\,  n.  [OE.  mersch,  AS  mersc,  fr  mere  lake.  See 
  {Mere}  pool,  and  cf  {Marish},  {Morass}.] 
  A  tract  of  soft  wet  land,  commonly  covered  partially  or 
  wholly  with  water;  a  fen;  a  swamp;  a  morass.  [Written  also 
  {Marsh  asphodel}  (Bot.),  a  plant  ({Nartheeium  ossifragum}) 
  with  linear  equitant  leaves,  and  a  raceme  of  small  white 
  flowers;  --  called  also  {bog  asphodel}. 
  {Marsh  cinquefoil}  (Bot.),  a  plant  ({Potentilla  palustris}) 
  having  purple  flowers,  and  found  growing  in  marshy  places; 
  marsh  five-finger. 
  {Marsh  elder}.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  guelder-rose  or  cranberry  tree  ({Viburnum  Opulus}). 
  b  In  the  United  States,  a  composite  shrub  growing  in  salt 
  marshes  ({Iva  frutescens}). 
  {Marsh  five-finger}.  (Bot.)  See  {Marsh  cinquefoil}  (above). 
  {Marsh  gas}.  (Chem.)  See  under  {Gas}. 
  {Marsh  grass}  (Bot.),  a  genus  ({Spartina})  of  coarse  grasses 
  growing  in  marshes;  --  called  also  {cord  grass}.  The  tall 
  {S.  cynosuroides}  is  not  good  for  hay  unless  cut  very 
  young.  The  low  {S.  juncea}  is  a  common  component  of  salt 
  {Marsh  harrier}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  European  hawk  or  harrier 
  ({Circus  [ae]ruginosus});  --  called  also  {marsh  hawk}, 
  {moor  hawk},  {moor  buzzard},  {puttock}. 
  {Marsh  hawk}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  hawk  or  harrier  ({Circus  cyaneus}),  native  of  both 
  America  and  Europe.  The  adults  are  bluish  slate  above, 
  with  a  white  rump.  Called  also  {hen  harrier},  and  {mouse 
  b  The  marsh  harrier. 
  {Marsh  hen}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  rail;  esp.,  {Rallus  elegans}  of 
  fresh-water  marshes,  and  {R.  longirostris}  of  salt-water 
  {Marsh  mallow}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Alth[ae]a}  (  {A. 
  officinalis})  common  in  marshes  near  the  seashore,  and 
  whose  root  is  much  used  in  medicine  as  a  demulcent. 
  {Marsh  marigold}.  (Bot.)  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
  {Marsh  pennywort}  (Bot.),  any  plant  of  the  umbelliferous 
  genus  {Hydrocotyle};  low  herbs  with  roundish  leaves, 
  growing  in  wet  places;  --  called  also  {water  pennywort}. 
  {Marsh  quail}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  meadow  lark. 
  {Marsh  rosemary}  (Bot.),  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Statice}  ({S. 
  Limonium}),  common  in  salt  marshes.  Its  root  is  powerfully 
  astringent,  and  is  sometimes  used  in  medicine.  Called  also 
  {sea  lavender}. 
  {Marsh  samphire}  (Bot.),  a  plant  ({Salicornia  herbacea}) 
  found  along  seacoasts.  See  {Glasswort}. 
  {Marsh  St  John's-wort}  (Bot.),  an  American  herb  ({Elodes 
  Virginica})  with  small  opposite  leaves  and  flesh-colored 
  {Marsh  tea}.  (Bot.).  Same  as  {Labrador  tea}. 
  {Marsh  trefoil}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Buckbean}. 
  {Marsh  wren}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  species  of  small  American  wrens 
  of  the  genus  {Cistothorus},  and  allied  genera.  They 
  chiefly  inhabit  salt  marshes. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  low-lying  wet  land  with  grassy  vegetation;  usually  is  a 
  transition  zone  between  land  and  water  [syn:  {marshland}, 

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