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fen1 / fen/ • n. a low and marshy or frequently flooded area of land. ∎  (the Fens) flat low-lying areas of eastern England, formerly marshland but largely drained for agriculture since the 17th century. ∎ Ecol. wetland with alkaline, neutral, or only slightly acid peaty soil. Compare with bog. fen2 • n. (pl. same) a monetary unit of China, equal to one hundredth of a yuan.

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Fen (fŭn), river, 375 mi (604 km) long, rising in the Wutai Mts. and flowing southwest, through a narrow valley, to the Huang He, Shanxi prov., N central China; navigable for small junks only in its lower course. The wide and fertile lower Fen valley has been irrigated since ancient times; wheat, millet, and cotton are grown.

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fen An area of wet peat, but one that is typically alkaline in reaction, or sometimes neutral or very slightly acidic. In Britain the characteristic fenland area is northern East Anglia, around the Wash. Alkalinity is due to ground water draining from surrounding calcareous rocks. Compare BOG.

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fen An area of wet peat that is typically alkaline in reaction, or sometimes neutral or only very slightly acidic. In Britain the characteristic fenland area is northern East Anglia, around the Wash. Alkalinity is due to groundwater draining from surrounding calcareous rocks. Compare bog.

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fen OE. fen(n) = OS. fen(n)i (Du. veen), OHG. fenna, fenni (G. fenn), ON. fen, Goth. fani :- Gmc. *fanjam *-jaz *-jō :- IE. *pano-, rel. to Skr. páṅka- mud, OPruss. pannean marsh.

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fen See hydrosere.

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