marais

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From Middle French marais, from Old French mareis ("marsh"; compare Medieval Latin maresc, maresch), from Frankish *marisk (marsh, swamp), from Proto-Germanic *mariskaz (marsh, swamp), from Proto-Germanic *mari (lake, sea, moor), from Proto-Indo-European *mari-, *mori- (sea). Akin to Middle Dutch mersch, maersch (marsh), Middle Low German mersch, marsch (marshland), Old English merisc (marsh). See also marécage, mare, marsh.

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marais m (plural marais)

  1. swamp, marsh
  2. (archaic) land suitable for growing primeur or vegetable

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