mo·rass (mə-răs, mô-)
1. An area of low-lying, soggy ground.
2. Something that hinders, engulfs, or overwhelms: a morass of details.
[Dutch moeras, from Middle Dutch maras, from Old French mareis, probably of Germanic origin; see mori- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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