2. [syn: marsh, marshland, fen, fenland]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
'Mid reedy fens wide spread. --Wordsworth.
Note: Fen is used adjectively with the sense of belonging to,
or of the nature of, a fen or fens.
Fen boat, a boat of light draught used in marshes.
Fen duck (Zool.), a wild duck inhabiting fens; the
shoveler. [Prov. Eng.]
Fen fowl (Zool.), any water fowl that frequent fens.
Fen goose (Zool.), the graylag goose of Europe. [Prov.
Fen land, swamp land.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 100 fen equal 1 yuan in China
2: low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a
transition zone between land and water; "thousands of acres
of marshland"; "the fens of eastern England" [syn: marsh,
marshland, fen, fenland]
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016):