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Meaning of FEN

Pronunciation:  fen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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"
  2. [n]  100 fen equal 1 yuan
 

FEN is a 3 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: fenland, marsh, marshland
 
 See Also: Chinese monetary unit, jiao, wetland

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Low land covered wholly or partially with water but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or other aquatic plants; boggy land; a moor or marsh; plant community on alkaline, neutral, or slightly acid peat.
 

 

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