fen

Listen:
 [fɛn]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
fen1 /fɛn/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Ecology, Geographylow land covered wholly or partially with water;
    boggy land;
    marsh.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
fen1  (fen),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Ecology, Geographylow land covered wholly or partially with water;
    boggy land;
    a marsh.
  2. Place Namesthe Fens, a marshy region W and S of The Wash, in E England.
  • bef. 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old Norse fen quagmire, Gothic fani mud, Dutch ven, German Fenn fen, bog

fen2  (fen),USA pronunciation n., pl.  fen. 
  1. Currencyan aluminum coin and monetary unit of the People's Republic of China, the hundredth part of a yuan or the tenth part of a jiao.
  • Chinese fēn
  • 1905–10


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

fen /fɛn/ n
  1. low-lying flat land that is marshy or artificially drained
Etymology: Old English fenn; related to Old High German fenna, Old Norse fen, Gothic fani clay, Sanskrit panka mud



'fen' also found in these entries:
Advertisements

Word of the day: rest | whisk

Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.