Definition of Marshy

1. Adjective. (of soil) soft and watery. "Swampy bayous"




Definition of Marshy

1. a. Resembling a marsh; wet; boggy; fenny.

Definition of Marshy

1. Adjective. Of, or resembling a marsh; boggy. ¹

2. Adjective. Growing in marshy ground. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Marshy

1. resembling a marsh [adj MARSHIER, MARSHIEST] - See also: marsh

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marshy

marshland
marshlands
marshlike
marshmallow
marshmallow fluff
marshmallow root
marshmallows
marshmallowy
marshmellow
marshrutka
marshrutkas
marshside
marshwort
marshworts
marshy (current term)
marsilea
marsileaceous
marsileas
marsipobranch
marsipobranchia
marsipobranchs
marsport
marsports
marsquakes
marsturite
marsupia
marsupial
marsupial bones

Literary usage of Marshy

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1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"It is then the product of a grassy meadow-vegetation, grown upon the former marshy deposit after the total draining up of the marsh. ..."

2. Pneumonia: Its Supposed Connection, Pathological and Etiological, with by René La Roche (1854)
"It may not be improper to bear in mind that the banks of watercourses, of marshy grounds, of ponds and lakes, as well as humid alluvial surfaces, become, ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"The bittern makes a rude nest of sticks, reeds, &c. in ite marshy haunts, and lays four or five greenish- brown eggs. It has a peculiar bellowing or Dooming ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Flag, Heb. akhu (AV, Gen., xli, 2,18: "meadow"; DV "marshy places", "green places in a marshy pasture"; Job, viii, 11: DV "sedge-bush"), a plant growing in ..."

5. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and by John Smith (1830)
"A View over an open flat country, chiefly composed of meadow lands, intersected in parts by dwarf hedges; the fore-ground presents a marshy soil, ..."

6. Biblical Researches in Palestine, and in the Adjacent Regions: A Journal of by Edward Robinson, Eli Smith (1856)
"But in consequence of the marshy nature of the ground, the guide and muleteers ... The latter are quite at home in this marshy plain ; as also in the Huleh. ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"... and a little above the sea a marshy district full of salt-springs, which supplies ' dug mullets ' ; for whoever digs two or three feet, and plunges a ..."

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