marsh Definition

  • 1an area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times
  • 2a type of wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species

Using marsh: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "marsh" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The marsh was teeming with wildlife.

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    The path through the marsh was treacherous.

  • Example

    The marshes are home to many rare bird species.

marsh Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for marsh

Phrases with marsh

  • marsh gas

    methane produced by the natural decay of organic matter in wetlands


    The marsh gas was collected and used as a fuel source.

  • a yellow-flowered plant that grows in wetlands


    The marsh marigolds were in full bloom.

  • a bird of prey that hunts over marshes and other wetlands


    The marsh hawk swooped down to catch its prey.

Origins of marsh

from Old English 'mersc', meaning 'marsh, swamp'


Summary: marsh in Brief

A 'marsh' [mɑːʃ] is a low-lying area of land that is often flooded and waterlogged, especially during wet seasons or high tide. It is characterized by herbaceous plants and is a type of wetland. Examples include 'The marsh was teeming with wildlife.' and 'The marshes are home to many rare bird species.'