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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fen|land — «FEHN LAND», noun. a swampy area …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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… …   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 — af·fen·pin·scher; de·fen·es·tra·tion; de·fen·si·bil·i·ty; de·fen·si·ble; de·fen·sor; de·fen·sor·ship; de·fen·so·ry; dief·fen·bach·ia; ef·fen·di; fen·chene; fen·chol; fen·chone; fen·chyl; fen·der·less; fen·es·tel·la; fen·es·tel·lid;… …   English syllables

  • land — alp·land; auck·land; aus·land·er; birth·land; bog·land; bol·land·ist; bot·tom·land; can·cel·land; cham·ber·land; cleave·land·ite; cleve·land; cleve·land·er; cloud·land; corn·land; cot·land; cum·ber·land; dis·til·land; dix·ie·land; dock·land;… …   English syllables

  • fen — [fen] n also fenland [U and C] an area of low flat wet land, especially in Eastern England …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fen — [ fen ] noun count an area of wet flat land …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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