n. 1 a tract of low land covered wholly or partially with shallow water or subject to frequent flooding. 2 wet land with alkaline, neutral or only slightly acid peaty soil. 3 (the Fens) flat,
low-lying areas in and around Cambridgeshire in E England, formerly
marshland but drained for agriculture since the 17th c. fenny adj.
[Old English fenn from Germanic]
Source: The Canadian Oxford Dictionary
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