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Definition of FEN

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Fen \Fen\ (f[e^]n), n. [AS. fen, fenn, marsh, mud, dirt; akin to D. veen, OFries. fenne, fene, OHG. fenna, G. fenn, Icel. fen, Goth. fani mud.] Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or other aquatic plants; boggy land; moor; marsh. [1913 Webster]

           'Mid reedy fens wide spread.             --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Fen is used adjectively with the sense of belonging to, or of the nature of, a fen or fens. [1913 Webster]

     {Fen boat}, a boat of light draught used in marshes.

     {Fen duck} (Zool.), a wild duck inhabiting fens; the shoveler. [Prov. Eng.]

     {Fen fowl} (Zool.), any water fowl that frequent fens.

     {Fen goose} (Zool.), the graylag goose of Europe. [Prov. Eng.]

     {Fen land}, swamp land.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

         Free-net Erlangen/Nuernberg

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

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