salt marsh
noun Date: before 12th century flat land subject to overflow by salt water

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  • Salt marsh — Salt Salt, a. [Compar. {Salter}; superl. {Saltest}.] [AS. sealt, salt. See {Salt}, n.] 1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water. Salt tears.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salt marsh — salt marshes N VAR A salt marsh is an area of flat, wet ground which is sometimes covered by salt water or contains areas of salt water …   English dictionary

  • salt marsh — salt′ marsh n. ecl a marshy tract that is wet with salt water or flooded by the sea • Etymology: bef. 1000 …   From formal English to slang

  • salt marsh — n. grassland that is periodically flooded by salt water …   English World dictionary

  • salt marsh — salt ,marsh noun count a flat area of land that is frequently covered with SALTWATER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • salt marsh — ► NOUN ▪ an area of coastal grassland that is regularly flooded by seawater …   English terms dictionary

  • Salt marsh — A salt marsh is a type of marsh that is a transitional intertidal between land and salty or brackish water (e.g.: sloughs, bays, estuaries). It is dominated by halophytic (salt tolerant) herbaceous plants. Historically, salt marshes have… …   Wikipedia

  • salt marsh — noun low lying wet land that is frequently flooded with saltwater • Hypernyms: ↑marsh, ↑marshland, ↑fen, ↑fenland * * * noun Etymology: Middle English saltmersh, from salt + mersh marsh more at marsh …   Useful english dictionary

  • salt marsh — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms salt marsh : singular salt marsh plural salt marshes a flat area of land that is frequently covered with saltwater …   English dictionary

  • salt marsh — salt swamp, wetland area containing salt water …   English contemporary dictionary

  • salt marsh —    Flat, poorly drained area that is subject to periodic or occasional overflow by salt water, containing water that is brackish to strongly saline, and usually covered with a thick mat of grassy halophytic plants; e.g., a coastal marsh… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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