Marish Mar"ish, a. 1. Moory; fenny; boggy. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

2. Growing in marshes. ``Marish flowers.'' --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Marish — Mar ish (m[a^]r [i^]sh), n. [Cf. F. marais, LL. marascus. See {Marsh}.] Low, wet ground; a marsh; a fen; a bog; a moor. [Archaic] Milton. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marish — (n.) a marsh, early 14c., mares, from O.Fr. marois marshland, bog (12c., Mod.Fr. marais), from Frankish *marisk or some other Germanic source akin to MARSH (Cf. marsh) …   Etymology dictionary

  • marish — [mar′ish] n. [ME mareis < OFr < Frank * marisk, akin to OE merisc, MARSH] Archaic a marsh; swamp adj. Archaic marshy …   English World dictionary

  • marish — 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 {marish}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marish — I. ˈmarish noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English mareis, marys, from Middle French marais, mareis, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English mersc marsh more at marsh archaic : marsh II …   Useful english dictionary

  • marish — noun Date: 15th century archaic marsh …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • marish — /mar ish/, Archaic. n. 1. a marsh. adj. 2. marshy. [1300 50; ME mareis < MF; see MARAIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • marish — noun /ˈmaɹɪʃ/ A marsh. So Sir Trystram rode by a foreyste, and than was he ware of a fayre toure by a marys on the tone syde, and on that other syde was a fayre medow [...] …   Wiktionary

  • marish — mar·ish …   English syllables

  • The Marish —  / Marish    A fertile region in the Eastfarthing of the Shire.    A fertile but boggy farmland region on the western banks of the River Brandywine, in the Eastfarthing of the Shire …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

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