Fen duck
Fen Fen (f[e^]n), n. [AS. fen, fenn, marsh, mud, dirt; akin to D. veen, OFries. fenne, fene, OHG. fenna, G. fenn, Icel. fen, Goth. fani mud.] Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or other aquatic plants; boggy land; moor; marsh. [1913 Webster]

'Mid reedy fens wide spread. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

Note: Fen is used adjectively with the sense of belonging to, or of the nature of, a fen or fens. [1913 Webster]

{Fen boat}, a boat of light draught used in marshes.

{Fen duck} (Zo["o]l.), a wild duck inhabiting fens; the shoveler. [Prov. Eng.]

{Fen fowl} (Zo["o]l.), any water fowl that frequent fens.

{Fen goose} (Zo["o]l.), the graylag goose of Europe. [Prov. Eng.]

{Fen land}, swamp land. [1913 Webster]


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  • Fen — (f[e^]n), n. [AS. fen, fenn, marsh, mud, dirt; akin to D. veen, OFries. fenne, fene, OHG. fenna, G. fenn, Icel. fen, Goth. fani mud.] Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fen boat — Fen Fen (f[e^]n), n. [AS. fen, fenn, marsh, mud, dirt; akin to D. veen, OFries. fenne, fene, OHG. fenna, G. fenn, Icel. fen, Goth. fani mud.] Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fen fowl — Fen Fen (f[e^]n), n. [AS. fen, fenn, marsh, mud, dirt; akin to D. veen, OFries. fenne, fene, OHG. fenna, G. fenn, Icel. fen, Goth. fani mud.] Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fen goose — Fen Fen (f[e^]n), n. [AS. fen, fenn, marsh, mud, dirt; akin to D. veen, OFries. fenne, fene, OHG. fenna, G. fenn, Icel. fen, Goth. fani mud.] Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fen land — Fen Fen (f[e^]n), n. [AS. fen, fenn, marsh, mud, dirt; akin to D. veen, OFries. fenne, fene, OHG. fenna, G. fenn, Icel. fen, Goth. fani mud.] Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duck barnacle — Goose Goose (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. {Geese} (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. {Gander},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fen goose — Goose Goose (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. {Geese} (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. {Gander},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Booby gannet — Gannet Gan net, n. [OE. gant, AS. ganet, ganot, a sea fowl, a fen duck; akin to D. gent gander, OHG. ganazzo. See {Gander}, {Goose}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of sea birds of the genus {Sula}, allied to the pelicans. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chandel goose — Gannet Gan net, n. [OE. gant, AS. ganet, ganot, a sea fowl, a fen duck; akin to D. gent gander, OHG. ganazzo. See {Gander}, {Goose}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of sea birds of the genus {Sula}, allied to the pelicans. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gannet — Gan net, n. [OE. gant, AS. ganet, ganot, a sea fowl, a fen duck; akin to D. gent gander, OHG. ganazzo. See {Gander}, {Goose}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of sea birds of the genus {Sula}, allied to the pelicans. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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