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Fen


FEN, noun [Latin fons, Eng. fountain.]

Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or other aquatic plants; boggy land; a moor or marsh.

A long canal the muddy fen divides.

FEN'-BERRY, noun A kind of blackberry.

FEN'-BORN, adjective Born or produced in a fen

FEN'-CRESS, noun Cress growing in fens.

FEN'-CRICKET, noun an insect that digs for itself a little hole in the ground.

FEN'-DUCK, noun a species of wild duck.

FEN'-FOWL, noun any fowl that frequents fens.

FEN'-LAND, noun Marshy land.