ciénaga or cie·ne·ga [syey-nuh-guh, syen-uh-, sin-] ExamplesWord Origin noun Southwestern U.S.
- a swamp or marsh, especially one formed and fed by springs.
Origin of ciénaga 1840–50, Americanism; Spanish, derivative of cieno mud, slime Latin caenum filth Ciénaga [sye-nah-gah] noun
- a city in N Colombia, on the SE coast of the Caribbean Sea.
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The Cienaga de Zapata is the largest and most easily drainable of the swamp areas mentioned.
Willis Fletcher Johnson
Irrigation is carried on most scientifically, the water coming from a creek and the “cienaga,” which I will explain later.
That the brook flowed from the cienaga, or marsh, where the Navajos were rendezvoused, was an easy inference.
Charles A. Curtis
A moment, and a clear, girlish voice called from among the trees that bordered the cienaga, “Whoo-ee.”
Harold Bell Wright