Definitions for: Fen


[n] low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water; "thousands of acres of marshland"; "the fens of eastern England"
[n] 100 fen equal 1 yuan



Webster (1913) Definition: Fen, 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.

'Mid reedy fens wide spread. --Wordsworth.

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

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

Fen duck (Zo["o]l.), a wild duck inhabiting fens; the
shoveler. [Prov. Eng.]

Fen fowl (Zo["o]l.), any water fowl that frequent fens.

Fen goose (Zo["o]l.), the graylag goose of Europe. [Prov.
Eng.]

Fen land, swamp land.

Synonyms: fenland, marsh, marshland

See Also: Chinese monetary unit, jiao, wetland

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