Associations to the word «Swamp»


SWAMP, noun. A piece of wet, spongy land; low ground saturated with water; soft, wet ground which may have a growth of certain kinds of trees, but is unfit for agricultural or pastoral purposes.
SWAMP, noun. A type of wetland that stretches for vast distances, and is home to many creatures who have adapted specifically to that environment.
SWAMP, verb. To drench or fill with water.
SWAMP, verb. To overwhelm; to make too busy, or overrun the capacity of.
SWAMP, verb. (figurative) To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.
SWAMP AZALEA, noun. Rhododendron viscosum
SWAMP BEGGAR-TICKS, noun. An American beggar-ticks, Bidens connata, common in wet pastures and meadows
SWAMP BLUES, noun. (music genre) A genre of blues influenced by Cajun and Creole music and associated with Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
SWAMP CHESTNUT OAK, noun. Quercus michauxii, native to piedmont and lowlands from New Jersey to northern Florida, Texas, and southern Indiana.
SWAMP COOLER, noun. (informal) An evaporative cooling device; a device that cools air by blowing it through or across a moist pad or membrane.
SWAMP COOLERS, noun. Plural of swamp cooler
SWAMP COTTONWOOD, noun. Populus heterophylla, native to damp areas of eastern United States.
SWAMP GAS, noun. (colloquial) hydrogen sulfide
SWAMP GUM, noun. Any of various species of Eucalyptus found in Australia.
SWAMP GUM, noun. Eucalyptus bensonii, mountain swamp gum
SWAMP GUM, noun. Eucalyptus camphora, mountain swamp gum
SWAMP GUM, noun. Eucalyptus ovata
SWAMP GUM, noun. Eucalyptus regnans
SWAMP GUM, noun. Eucalyptus rudis
SWAMP HOLLY, noun. American winterberry, Ilex verticillata.
SWAMP MAPLE, noun. A red maple, Acer rubrum
SWAMP MILKWEED, noun. Asclepias incarnata, native to eastern and central North America.
SWAMP ORE, noun. Limonite
SWAMP PINE, noun. (US) Any of several pine trees, such as loblolly pine or longleaf pine, that prefer swampy conditions
SWAMP PINES, noun. Plural of swamp pine
SWAMP POP, noun. (music) A genre of Louisiana pop music influenced by country and local Cajun and Creole musical elements.
SWAMP RABBIT, noun. A large species of cottontail rabbit native to the south-central United States in areas near water, Sylvilagus aquaticus.
SWAMP RABBITS, noun. Plural of swamp rabbit
SWAMP WALLABY, noun. A wallaby, taxonomic name Wallabia bicolor, known for its strong odor.
SWAMP WHITE OAK, noun. The tree Quercus bicolor.
SWAMP WHITE OAKS, noun. Plural of swamp white oak
SWAMP YANKEE, noun. (US) (slang) An American with English colonial ancestry from rural Rhode Island or nearby eastern Connecticut and southeastern Massachusetts.

Dictionary definition

SWAMP, noun. Low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog.
SWAMP, noun. A situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables; "he was trapped in a medical swamp".
SWAMP, verb. Drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged; "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor".
SWAMP, verb. Fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind".

Wise words

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Friedrich Nietzsche