Everglade Ev`er*glade, n. A swamp or low tract of land inundated with water and interspersed with hummocks, or small islands, and patches of high grass; as, the everglades of Florida. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

Note: When used in the United States without qualification, the word Everglades is understood to refer to the Everglades of southern Florida. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Everglade — may refer to:* Everglades, subtropical marshlands in Florida * Everglade Crayfish, species of freshwater crayfish endemic to Florida * Everglade Township, Stevens County, Minnesota, township in Stevens County, Minnesota, the United States *… …   Wikipedia

  • everglade — ☆ everglade [ev′ər glād΄ ] n. [ EVER (in sense “unending”) + GLADE] a tract of marshy land covered in places with tall grass; swampland the Everglades large tract of subtropical marshland in S Fla.: c. 40 mi (65 km) wide …   English World dictionary

  • everglade — noun Etymology: the Everglades, Fla. Date: 1823 a swampy grassland especially in southern Florida usually containing saw grass and at least seasonally covered by slowly moving water usually used in plural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • everglade — /ev euhr glayd /, n. a tract of low, swampy land, esp. in southern Florida, characterized by clumps of tall grass and numerous branching waterways. [1815 25, Amer.; EVER + GLADE] * * * …   Universalium

  • everglade — noun A tract of marshland, especially one containing clumps of sawgrass and hammocks of vegetation …   Wiktionary

  • everglade — Synonyms and related words: baygall, bog, bottom, bottomland, bottoms, buffalo wallow, fen, fenland, glade, hog wallow, holm, marais, marish, marsh, marshland, meadow, mere, mire, moor, moorland, morass, moss, mud, mud flat, peat bog, quagmire,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • everglade — n. marshland, swamp …   English contemporary dictionary

  • everglade — ev·er·glade …   English syllables

  • everglade — ev•er•glade [[t]ˈɛv ərˌgleɪd[/t]] n. geg a tract of low, swampy land, esp. in S Florida, characterized by tall grass and branching waterways …   From formal English to slang

  • everglade — /ˈɛvəgleɪd/ (say evuhglayd) noun US a tract of low, swampy land characterised by clumps of tall grass and numerous branching waterways …   Australian English dictionary

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