Fen vs Morass - What's the difference?

fen | morass |


As nouns the difference between fen and morass

is that fen is a type of wetland fed by ground water and runoff, containing peat below the waterline or fen can be a plural form of fan used by enthusiasts of science fiction, fantasy, and anime, partly from whimsy and partly to distinguish themselves from fans of sport, etc while morass is a tract of soft, wet ground; a marsh; a fen.

fen

English

(wikipedia fen)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) ).

Noun

(en noun)
  • a type of wetland fed by ground water and runoff, containing peat below the waterline
  • * 1842 ,
  • In dark fens of the Dismal Swamp / The hunted Negro lay; [...]
    Derived terms
    * fenlike * fennish

    See also

    * bog * everglade * marsh * swamp * wetland

    Etymology 2

    From (fan), by analogy with (men) as the plural of (man).

    Noun

    fen' (p) (''singular:'' ' fan )
  • a plural form of fan used by enthusiasts of science fiction, fantasy, and anime, partly from whimsy and partly to distinguish themselves from fans of sport, etc.
  • * 1951 , Winthrop Sargeant, Through the Interstellar Looking Glass'' (in ''Life magazine, 21 May 1951)
  • Sad to relate, however, some of the European delegates were probably insurgents rather than true fen .

    Coordinate terms

    * fenne

    Derived terms

    * actifen * confen * eofen * fakefen * femme fen * femfen * femmefen * fringefen * litfen * mediafen * neofen * passifen * stfen * trufan * zinefen ----

    morass

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • A tract of soft, wet ground; a marsh; a fen.
  • Anything that entraps or makes progress difficult.