Swamp vs Mbuga - What's the difference?

swamp | mbuga |


As nouns the difference between swamp and mbuga

is that swamp is a piece of wet, spongy land; low ground saturated with water; soft, wet ground which may have a growth of certain kinds of trees, but is unfit for agricultural or pastoral purposes while mbuga is a heavy dark clay soil found in parts of africa.

As a verb swamp

is to drench or fill with water.

swamp

English

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(wikipedia swamp) (en noun)
  • A piece of wet, spongy land; low ground saturated with water; soft, wet ground which may have a growth of certain kinds of trees, but is unfit for agricultural or pastoral purposes.
  • A type of wetland that stretches for vast distances, and is home to many creatures who have adapted specifically to that environment.
  • Derived terms

    * swamp gum * swampland * swamp wallaby * swampy

    See also

    * bog * marsh * moor

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To drench or fill with water.
  • The boat was swamped in the storm.
  • To overwhelm; to make too busy, or overrun the capacity of.
  • I have been swamped with paperwork ever since they started using the new system.
  • * 2006 , New York Times,
  • Mr. Spitzer’s defeat of his Democratic opponent ... ended a primary season in which Hillary Rodham Clinton swamped an antiwar challenger for renomination to the Senate.
  • (figurative) To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.
  • * J. R. Green
  • The Whig majority of the house of Lords was swamped by the creation of twelve Tory peers.
  • * W. Hamilton
  • Having swamped himself in following the ignis fatuus of a theory

    mbuga

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A heavy dark clay soil found in parts of Africa.
  • A seasonal swamp in East Africa.
  • See also

    * dambo ----