a marshy tract that is wet with salt water or flooded by the sea.
an area of marshy ground that is intermittently inundated with salt water or that retains pools or rivulets of salt or brackish water, together with its characteristic halophytic vegetation
A marsh in which the water is saline, especially a coastal wetland that has halophyte vegetation and is regularly flooded at high tide. Coastal salt marshes help to preserve the shoreline by accommodating storm tides.
- Salt-marsh caterpillar
noun 1. the fuzzy larva of a moth, Estigmene acrea, of North America, destructive to various crops.
noun 1. a mine from which salt is excavated. 2. Usually, salt mines. a place of habitual confinement and drudgery: After two weeks of vacation it will be back to the salt mines for the staff.
noun 1. the state or quality of being salt or salty.
noun 1. a city in NW Uruguay, on the Uruguay River. noun 1. a port in NW Uruguay, on the Uruguay River. It is Uruguay’s second largest city. Pop: 105 000 (2005 est)