Definition of fen noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fen//
; NAmE NAmE//fen//
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an area of low, flat, wet land, especially in the east of England Word OriginOld English fen(n), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch veen and German Fenn.Extra examples The Fens were drained in the seventeenth century. There was an early morning mist rising from the fens. They rode home across the fen.
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