ETYM AS. fen, fenn, marsh, mud, dirt; akin to Dutch veen, OFries. fenne, fene, Old High Germ. fenna, German fenn, Icel. fen, Goth. fani mud.
100 fen equal 1 yuan.
ETYM Old Eng. mersch, as. mersc, from mere lake. Related to Mere pool, and cf. Marish, Morass.
Low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water; SYN. marshland, fen.
Low-lying wetland. Freshwater marshes are common wherever groundwater, surface springs, streams, or run-off cause frequent flooding or more or less permanent shallow water. A marsh is alkaline whereas a bog is acid. Marshes develop on inorganic silt or clay soils. Rushes are typical marsh plants. Large marshes dominated by papyrus, cattail, and reeds, with standing water throughout the year, are commonly called swamps. Near the sea, salt marshes may form.
Open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss; SYN. moorland.
In earth science, a stretch of land, usually at a height, which is characterized by a vegetation of heather, coarse grass, and bracken. A moor may be poorly drained and contain boggy hollows.
Land consisting of moors; a stretch of moor