Fen vs Feu - What's the difference?
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From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) ).
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; [...]
From (fan), by analogy with (men) as the plural of (man).
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 .
* femme fen
Land held in feudal tenure.
* used particularly in Scots law.