• An area of low, wet land, often with tall grass.


  • From Middle English mersh, mershe, from Old English mersÄ‹, merisÄ‹, from Proto-West Germanic *marisk, derived from *mari, equivalent to mere + -ish. marish, and morass. Cognate with West Frisian mersk, Dutch meers, German Marsch. More at mere.

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