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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Marsh \Marsh\, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See
   Mere pool, and cf. Marish, Morass.]
   A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or
   wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also
   marish.]
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   Marsh asphodel (Bot.), a plant (Nartheeium ossifragum)
      with linear equitant leaves, and a raceme of small white
      flowers; -- called also bog asphodel.

   Marsh cinquefoil (Bot.), a plant (Potentilla palustris)
      having purple flowers, and found growing in marshy places;
      marsh five-finger.

   Marsh elder. (Bot.)
   (a) The guelder-rose or cranberry tree (Viburnum Opulus).
   (b) In the United States, a composite shrub growing in salt
       marshes (Iva frutescens).

   Marsh five-finger. (Bot.) See Marsh cinquefoil (above).
      

   Marsh gas. (Chem.) See under Gas.

   Marsh grass (Bot.), a genus (Spartina) of coarse grasses
      growing in marshes; -- called also cord grass. The tall
      Spartina cynosuroides is not good for hay unless cut
      very young. The low Spartina juncea is a common
      component of salt hay.

   Marsh harrier (Zool.), a European hawk or harrier ({Circus
      aeruginosus}); -- called also marsh hawk, moor hawk,
      moor buzzard, puttock.

   Marsh hawk. (Zool.)
   (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.

   Marsh hen (Zool.), a rail; esp., Rallus elegans of
      fresh-water marshes, and Rallus longirostris of
      salt-water marshes.

   Marsh mallow (Bot.), a plant of the genus Althaea (
      Althaea officinalis) common in marshes near the
      seashore, and whose root is much used in medicine as a
      demulcent.

   Marsh marigold. (Bot.) See in the Vocabulary.

   Marsh pennywort (Bot.), any plant of the umbelliferous
      genus Hydrocotyle; low herbs with roundish leaves,
      growing in wet places; -- called also water pennywort.
      

   Marsh quail (Zool.), the meadow lark.

   Marsh rosemary (Bot.), a plant of the genus Statice
      (Statice Limonium), common in salt marshes. Its root is
      powerfully astringent, and is sometimes used in medicine.
      Called also sea lavender.

   Marsh samphire (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
      flowers.

   Marsh tea. (Bot.). Same as Labrador tea.

   Marsh trefoil. (Bot.) Same as Buckbean.

   Marsh wren (Zool.), any species of small American wrens of
      the genus Cistothorus, and allied genera. They chiefly
      inhabit salt marshes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mouse \Mouse\ (mous), n.; pl. Mice (m[imac]s). [OE. mous, mus,
   AS. m[=u]s, pl. m[=y]s; akin to D. muis, G. maus, OHG. &
   Icel. m[=u]s, Dan. muus, Sw. mus, Russ. muishe, L. mus, Gr.
   my^s, Skr. m[=u]sh mouse, mush to steal. [root]277. Cf.
   Muscle, Musk.]
   1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small rodents
      belonging to the genus Mus and various related genera of
      the family Muridae. The common house mouse ({Mus
      musculus}) is found in nearly all countries. The American
      white-footed mouse, or deer mouse ({Peromyscus
      leucopus}, formerly Hesperomys leucopus) sometimes lives
      in houses. See Dormouse, Meadow mouse, under Meadow,
      and Harvest mouse, under Harvest.
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   2. (Naut.)
      (a) A knob made on a rope with spun yarn or parceling to
          prevent a running eye from slipping.
      (b) Same as 2d Mousing, 2.
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   3. A familiar term of endearment. --Shak.
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   4. A dark-colored swelling caused by a blow. [Slang]
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   5. A match used in firing guns or blasting.
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   Field mouse, Flying mouse, etc. See under Field,
      Flying, etc.

   Mouse bird (Zool.), a coly.

   Mouse deer (Zool.), a chevrotain, as the kanchil.

   Mouse galago (Zool.), a very small West American galago
      (Galago murinus). In color and size it resembles a
      mouse. It has a bushy tail like that of a squirrel.

   Mouse hawk. (Zool.)
      (a) A hawk that devours mice.
      (b) The hawk owl; -- called also mouse owl.

   Mouse lemur (Zool.), any one of several species of very
      small lemurs of the genus Chirogaleus, found in
      Madagascar.

   Mouse piece (Cookery), the piece of beef cut from the part
      next below the round or from the lower part of the latter;
      -- called also mouse buttock.
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