Serbonian
Serbonian Ser*bo"ni*an, a. Relating to the lake of Serbonis in Egypt, which by reason of the sand blowing into it had a deceptive appearance of being solid land, but was a bog. [1913 Webster]

A gulf profound as that Serbonian bog . . . Where armies whole have sunk. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Serbonian — /seuhr boh nee euhn/, adj. of, pertaining to, or designating the large marshy tract of land in the northern part of ancient Egypt in which entire armies are said to have been swallowed up. [1660 70; < Gk Serboní(s) (límne) Serbonian (marsh) + AN] …   Universalium

  • Serbonian — /seuhr boh nee euhn/, adj. of, pertaining to, or designating the large marshy tract of land in the northern part of ancient Egypt in which entire armies are said to have been swallowed up. [1660 70; < Gk Serboní(s) (límne) Serbonian (marsh) +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Serbonian — /sɜˈboʊniən/ (say ser bohneeuhn) adjective of, relating to, or designating a large marshy tract in ancient northern Egypt, in which entire armies are said to have been swallowed up. {Greek Serboni(s) name of the marsh} …   Australian English dictionary

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