What does the word morass mean?

Usage examples for morass

  1. The sea had at one time occupied the site where the morass now stood. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  2. Cleburne's regiments, tangled in the morass, struggled with uneven front up the wooded ascent, only to be driven back by Buckland's steady fire. – From Fort Henry to Corinth by Manning Ferguson Force
  3. The reader need not shrink back in alarm; it is not proposed to lead him by the reluctant nose through the whole maze and morass of Irish history. – The Open Secret of Ireland by T. M. Kettle