Slough grass
Slough Slough, n. [OE. slogh, slough, AS. sl[=o]h a hollow place; cf. MHG. sl[=u]ch an abyss, gullet, G. schlucken to swallow; also Gael. & Ir. sloc a pit, pool. ditch, Ir. slug to swallow. Gr. ????? to hiccough, to sob.] 1. A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

He's here stuck in a slough. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. [Pronounced sl[=oo].] A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river.

Note: [In this sense local or provincial; also spelt {sloo}, and {slue}.] [1913 Webster]

{Slough grass} (Bot.), a name in the Mississippi valley for grasses of the genus {Muhlenbergia}; -- called also {drop seed}, and {nimble Will}. [1913 Webster]


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