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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Marsh, Catherine (1818–1912), philanthropist and writer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 3 words.

See Marsh, William

marsh rabbit

John Ayto.

in The Diner’s Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 25 words.

In New England, a euphemistic name for the muskrat (a semi-aquatic rodent with a musky smell) when brought to market

Marsh, Alec (1908–1996), jockey and horse-racing official

Wray Vamplew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 715 words.

Marsh, Alec (1908–1996), jockey and horse-racing official, was born on 12 August 1908 at Staunton in the Vale, Nottinghamshire, the son of George Ernest Marsh, farmer, and his wife, Lily...

Marsh, John Fitchett (1818–1880), promoter of municipal libraries and antiquary

C. W. Sutton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 316 words.

Marsh, John Fitchett (1818–1880), promoter of municipal libraries and antiquary, was the son of a solicitor of Wigan, Lancashire, John Marsh, and his wife, Ann. He was born at Wigan on 24...

Marsh, Irene Mabel (1875–1938), promoter of women's physical education

Gill Clarke and Ida M. Webb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Education; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 991 words.

Marsh, Irene Mabel (1875–1938), promoter of women's physical education, was born at 13 Grey Road, Walton, Lancashire, on 3 December 1875, the second daughter and the third in the family of...

marsh rabbit or hare

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2006; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 6 words.

marsh rabbit or hare

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 6 words.

Marshmallow

J. G. Vaughan and P. A. Judd.

in The Oxford Book of Health Foods

January 2003; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 225 words.

Althaea officinalis

Family Malvaceae

Origin and cultivation

Marshmallow grows in damp meadows, marshes, estuaries, and salt...

bulrush

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 48 words.

A wild plant common in ponds and marshes (correctly the false bulrush or common reedmace, Typha latifolia). The young

bulrush

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 48 words.

A wild plant common in ponds and marshes (correctly the false bulrush or common reedmace, Typha latifolia). The young

pré-salé

John Ayto.

in The Diner’s Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 27 words.

French pré sale means ‘salted meadow’. The term is used to denote sheep that have grazed on salt marshes, which

Chicago

in The Oxford Companion to Beer

January 2011; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 592 words.

Illinois, was little more than a marsh in 1833, but it was destined for great things. William Haas and Konrad

waterleaf

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2006; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 85 words.

a N. American marsh plant, which makes a pleasant wild salad vegetable. The most important species, hairy waterleaf or ‘woollen

coot

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2006; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 176 words.

(Fulica spp), crake (mainly Porzana spp), moorhen (Gallinula spp), rail (many genera, notably Rallus) are all marsh

canvasback

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2006; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 248 words.

Aythya valisineria, a wild duck of N. America, known especially from the saltwater marshes and bays of the eastern

arrowhead

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2006; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 284 words.

Sagittaria sagittifolia, a perennial water or marsh plant of Europe, Asia, and America, is named for the shape of

bittern

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2006; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 78 words.

Botaurus stellaris, a marsh bird of Europe and Asia, which belongs to the same family as the heron.

Snapple

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 560 words.

Snapple was introduced to the soft drink market in 1972 when Leonard Marsh, Hyman Golden, and Arnold Greenberg

Snapple

Marian Betancourt.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

January 2004; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 520 words.

Snapple was introduced to the soft drink market in 1972 when Leonard Marsh, Hyman Golden, and Arnold Greenberg

muskrat

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 264 words.

Ondatra zibethica. The largest of the voles, it has a natural range all over N. America, wherever a suitable habitat (usually a marsh, freshwater or salt) exists. It is also...