n.1.Wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but not usually covered with it; marshy ground away from the seashore.
A swamp differs from a bog and a marsh in producing trees and shrubs, while the latter produce only herbage, plants, and mosses.
- Farming Encyc. (E. Edwards, Words).
Swamp blackbird
b - (Zool.) See Redwing (b).
Swamp cabbage
(Bot.) skunk cabbage.
Swamp deer
(Zool.) an Asiatic deer (Rucervus Duvaucelli) of India.
Swamp hen
a - (Zool.) An Australian azure-breasted bird (Porphyrio bellus); - called also goollema.
b - An Australian water crake, or rail (Porzana Tabuensis); - called also little swamp hen.
c - The European purple gallinule.
Swamp honeysuckle
(Bot.) an American shrub (Azalea viscosa syn. Rhododendron viscosa or Rhododendron viscosum) growing in swampy places, with fragrant flowers of a white color, or white tinged with rose; - called also swamp pink and white swamp honeysuckle.
Swamp hook
a hook and chain used by lumbermen in handling logs. Cf. Cant hook.
Swamp itch
(Med.) See Prairie itch, under Prairie.
Swamp laurel
(Bot.) a shrub (Kalmia glauca) having small leaves with the lower surface glaucous.
Swamp maple
(Bot.) red maple. See Maple.
Swamp oak
(Bot.) a name given to several kinds of oak which grow in swampy places, as swamp Spanish oak (Quercus palustris), swamp white oak (Q. bicolor), swamp post oak (Q. lyrata).
Swamp ore
(Min.) (Min.), bog ore; limonite.
Swamp partridge
(Zool.) any one of several Australian game birds of the genera Synoicus and Excalfatoria, allied to the European partridges.
Swamp robin
(Zool.) the chewink.
Swamp sassafras
(Bot.) a small North American tree of the genus Magnolia (M. glauca) with aromatic leaves and fragrant creamy-white blossoms; - called also sweet bay.
Swamp sparrow
(Zool.) a common North American sparrow (Melospiza Georgiana, or M. palustris), closely resembling the song sparrow. It lives in low, swampy places.
Swamp willow
(Bot.) See Pussy willow, under Pussy.
v. t.1.To plunge or sink into a swamp.
[imp. & p. p. Swamped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Swamping.]
2.(Naut.) To cause (a boat) to become filled with water; to capsize or sink by whelming with water.
3.Fig.: To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.
v. i.1.To sink or stick in a swamp; figuratively, to become involved in insuperable difficulties.
2.To become filled with water, as a boat; to founder; to capsize or sink; figuratively, to be ruined; to be wrecked.
Noun1.swamp - low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
Synonyms: swampland
2.swamp - a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables; "he was trapped in a medical swamp"
Verb1.swamp - drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged; "The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor"
Synonyms: drench
2.swamp - fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
Synonyms: deluge, flood, inundate
To see a swamp in your dream, symbolizes aspects of yourself that are repressed and dark. You may be feeling insecure. The dream may also be a pun on feeling swamped from work, a relationship, or other emotional burden. To dream that you are walking through a swampy area, foretells that you will be find yourself in an adverse situation. Disappointments in love may also be implied from this symbol. You will suffer much displeasure from unwise conduct of those around you. On a less negative note, walking through a swamp, denotes that you will experience prosperity and pleasure, but through dangerous and intriguing means.baygall, be prodigal with, bind, bottom, bottomland, bottoms, buffalo wallow, cascade, cataract, cesspool, cloaca, cloaca maxima, clutch, complication, crunch, deluge, dip, drain, drown, duck, dump, dunk, embarrassing position, embarrassment, engulf, everglade, fenland, fine how-do-you-do, float, flood the market, flow on, founder, garbage dump, glade, hell to pay, hobble, hog wallow, holm, hot water, how-do-you-do, imbroglio, immerse, inundate, jam, marais, marish, marshland, meadow, mere, mess, mire, mix, moor, moorland, moss, mud, mud flat, overbrim, overburden, overdose, overequip, overflow, overfurnish, overlavish, overload, overprovender, overprovide, overprovision, overrun, oversell, overstock, oversupply, overtax, overwhelm, parlous straits, pass, peat bog, pickle, pinch, plight, pour on, pour out, pour over, predicament, pretty pass, pretty pickle, pretty predicament, purgatory, quag, quicksand, rain, run over, salt marsh, scrape, scuttle, septic tank, sewer, shaking, sink, slob land, slop, slosh, slough, sluice, snow under, sough, spill, spill out, spill over, spot, squeeze, stew, sticky wicket, strait, straits, submerge, sump, swale, swampland, sweep, taiga, tight spot, tight squeeze, tightrope, tricky spot, unholy mess, view, wallow, wash, whelm
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swallow wort
swallow-tailed coat
Swallow-tailed duck
Swallow-tailed gull
swallow-tailed hawk
swallow-tailed kite
Swallow-tailed moth
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swamp ash
swamp azalea
swamp bay
swamp birch
swamp blackberry
Swamp blackbird
swamp blueberry
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Swamp cabbage
swamp candleberry
swamp candles
swamp chestnut oak
swamp cottonwood
swamp cypress
Swamp deer
swamp dewberry
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