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Definition: Marsh cinquefoil
, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See
pool, and cf. Marish
A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or
wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also
(Bot.), a plant (Nartheeium ossifragum
with linear equitant leaves, and a raceme of small white
flowers; -- called also bog asphodel
(Bot.), a plant (Potentilla palustris
having purple flowers, and found growing in marshy places;
(a) The guelder-rose or cranberry tree (Viburnum Opulus
(b) In the United States, a composite shrub growing in salt
marshes (Iva frutescens
. (Bot.) See Marsh cinquefoil
. (Chem.) See under Gas
(Bot.), a genus (Spartina
) of coarse grasses
growing in marshes; -- called also cord grass
. The tall
is not good for hay unless cut
very young. The low Spartina juncea
is a common
component of salt hay.
(Zo["o]l.), a European hawk or harrier
); -- called also marsh hawk
, moor buzzard
(a) A hawk or harrier (Circus cyaneus
), native of both
America and Europe. The adults are bluish slate above,
with a white rump. Called also hen harrier
, and mouse hawk
(b) The marsh harrier.
(Zo["o]l.), a rail; esp., Rallus elegans
fresh-water marshes, and Rallus longirostris
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Alth[ae]a
) common in marshes near the
seashore, and whose root is much used in medicine as a
. (Bot.) See in the Vocabulary.
(Bot.), any plant of the umbelliferous
; low herbs with roundish leaves,
growing in wet places; -- called also water pennywort
(Zo["o]l.), the meadow lark.
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Statice
), common in salt marshes. Its root is
powerfully astringent, and is sometimes used in medicine.
Called also sea lavender
(Bot.), a plant (Salicornia herbacea
found along seacoasts. See Glasswort
Marsh St. John's-wort
(Bot.), an American herb (Elodes Virginica
) with small opposite leaves and flesh-colored
. (Bot.). Same as Labrador tea
. (Bot.) Same as Buckbean
(Zo["o]l.), any species of small American wrens
of the genus Cistothorus
, and allied genera. They
chiefly inhabit salt marshes.
, n. [Cinque five + foil, F. feuille
leaf. See Foil
1. (Bot.) The name of several different species of the genus
; -- also called five-finger
, because of the
resemblance of its leaves to the fingers of the hand.
2. (Arch.) An ornamental foliation having five points or
cups, used in windows, panels, etc. --Gwilt.
, the Potentilla palustris
, a plant with
purple flowers which grows in fresh-water marshes.