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Definition of Swamps

Swamp
Swamp Swamp, v. i. 1. To sink or stick in a swamp; figuratively, to become involved in insuperable difficulties. 2. To become filled with water, as a boat; to founder; to capsize or sink; figuratively, to be ruined; to be wrecked.
Swamp
Swamp Swamp, n. [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D. zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. sv["o]ppr, Dan. & Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo`s porous, spongy.] Wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but not usually covered with it; marshy ground away from the seashore. Gray swamps and pools, waste places of the hern. --Tennyson. A swamp differs from a bog and a marsh in producing trees and shrubs, while the latter produce only herbage, plants, and mosses. --Farming Encyc. (E. Edwards, Words). Swamp blackbird. (Zo["o]l.) See Redwing (b) . Swamp cabbage (Bot.), skunk cabbage. Swamp deer (Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic deer (Rucervus Duvaucelli) of India. Swamp hen. (Zo["o]l.) (a) An Australian azure-breasted bird (Porphyrio bellus); -- called also goollema. (b) An Australian water crake, or rail (Porzana Tabuensis); -- called also little swamp hen. (c) The European purple gallinule. Swamp honeysuckle (Bot.), an American shrub (Azalea, or Rhododendron, viscosa) growing in swampy places, with fragrant flowers of a white color, or white tinged with rose; -- called also swamp pink. Swamp hook, a hook and chain used by lumbermen in handling logs. Cf. Cant hook. Swamp itch. (Med.) See Prairie itch, under Prairie. Swamp laurel (Bot.), a shrub (Kalmia glauca) having small leaves with the lower surface glaucous. Swamp maple (Bot.), red maple. See Maple. Swamp oak (Bot.), a name given to several kinds of oak which grow in swampy places, as swamp Spanish oak (Quercus palustris), swamp white oak (Q. bicolor), swamp post oak (Q. lyrata). Swamp ore (Min.), bog ore; limonite. Swamp partridge (Zo["o]l.), any one of several Australian game birds of the genera Synoicus and Excalfatoria, allied to the European partridges. Swamp robin (Zo["o]l.), the chewink. Swamp sassafras (Bot.), a small North American tree of the genus Magnolia (M. glauca) with aromatic leaves and fragrant creamy-white blossoms; -- called also sweet bay. Swamp sparrow (Zo["o]l.), a common North American sparrow (Melospiza Georgiana, or M. palustris), closely resembling the song sparrow. It lives in low, swampy places. Swamp willow. (Bot.) See Pussy willow, under Pussy.
Swamp
Swamp Swamp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swamped; p. pr. & vb. n. Swamping.] 1. To plunge or sink into a swamp. 2. (Naut.) To cause (a boat) to become filled with water; to capsize or sink by whelming with water. 3. Fig.: To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck. The Whig majority of the house of Lords was swamped by the creation of twelve Tory peers. --J. R. Green. Having swamped himself in following the ignis fatuus of a theory. --Sir W. Hamilton.

Meaning of Swamps from wikipedia

- dependent upon natural water level fluctuations. Other swamps occur on the s****s of large lakes. Some swamps have hammocks, or dry-land protrusions, covered...
- was corrupted via folk etymology influence of the word "grove". Mangrove swamps (mangals) are found in tropical and subtropical tidal areas. Areas where...
- Allan, Mark (2011). "Dinosaur Swamps - The Flock | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 29 December 2011. The Flock/Dinosaur Swamps - both albums in one...
- the Georgia–Florida border Barley Barber Swamp Santa Fe Swamp Rare animals inhabiting swamps include: the Florida panther, an endangered subspecies of...
- character wandering around the swamps of Louisiana seen as an urban legend and feared by locals. Pasko's main arc depicted the Swamp Thing roaming the globe...
- The term swamper may refer to: A Swamp Yankee, resident of the swamps of southeastern New England, sometimes called Swampers. A member of the Muscle Shoals...
- The Pinsk swamps are home to 827 species of higher plants, of which 18 are listed as endangered in the Red Book of Belarus. For the Pinsk swamps typical...
- the swamp is a phrase which since the 1980s has frequently been used by American politicians. The phrase alludes to the historical draining of swamps to...
- The swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus), or swamp hare, is a large cottontail rabbit found in the swamps and wetlands of the southern United States. Other...
- show follows the day-to-day activities of alligator hunters living in the swamps of the Atchafalaya River Basin who hunt American alligators for a living...
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