marshiness, n.
/mahr"shee/, adj., marshier, marshiest.
1. like a marsh; soft and wet; boggy.
2. pertaining to a marsh.
3. consisting of or constituting a marsh, bog, swamp, or the like.
[1350-1400; ME mershi. See MARSH, -Y1]

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