Adjective "fen" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A low and marshy or frequently flooded area of land.
  1. mass noun '55 acres of fen'
  2. 'Intensive efforts are being made to create new fens and marshes, and restore existing ones, to increase its numbers.'
  3. 'Then, from his tower, Thom looked straight across the fens and grasslands, and his gaze landed on the mountain.'
  4. 'Like Amsterdam perhaps, much of the centre of the city is reclaimed from the water, or the marshes and fens of the wild Shawmut Peninsula that loomed out of the mist to greet the 17th century sailors from the Old World.'
  5. 'Most of the bogs and fens of North America and Europe had seemed to begin accumulating vegetation about 1,500 years after atmospheric methane concentrations started to rise.'
  6. 'The bogs, fens, and estuarine marshes in the Lower Fraser Valley and Fraser Delta of British Columbia support large vegetable growing operations.'
  7. 'Many southern mountain wetlands have characteristics of both fens and bogs.'
  8. 'Wildlife habits, rivers, the canal, bogs and fens are to be protected and development restricted along those areas.'
  9. 'The coniferous forests appear in the lowlands, which are filled with lakes, bogs, and fens.'
  10. 'It is usually found in saturated soils and thus colonizes a range of habitats including marshes, fens, shallow lakes and salt marshes.'
  11. 'This is mainly because the vast bogs and fens make the area almost impossible to traverse in the summer months; about the only way to penetrate the area is by boat or canoe.'
  12. 'The wetland is a large sedge- and sphagnum-dominated lakeside fen and cattail marsh that supports one of the most diverse wetland bird communities in the state.'
  13. 'The nest was located at the edge of a small open pool surrounded by cattails adjacent to a sedge and sphagnum-dominated lakeside fen.'


A monetary unit of China, equal to one hundredth of a yuan.
  1. 'With gross profit margin up to 35.2 per cent from 25.9 per cent a year ago, the company declared an interim dividend of 5.6 fen per share for the first time since listing in 2001.'
  2. 'If it were not one yuan but one fen, would the press still have made a mountain out of it?'
  3. 'Meanwhile, the company, China's biggest ethylene producer, saw its net profit leap more than fivefold to 1.03 billion yuan, or 31 fen per share, in the first half on rising sales.'
  4. 'He said China's insurance market was showing signs of a slowdown this year but was still confident that it will be able to achieve its 2004 profit target of at least 2.76 billion yuan, or 45 fen per share on a pro forma diluted basis.'
  5. 'In the past, a bottle of hot water was priced at only one fen, cheaper than the cost of burning coal to heat water at home.'

More definitions

1. low land covered wholly or partially with water; boggy land; a marsh.

2. the Fens, a marshy region W and S of The Wash, in E England.

More examples(as adjective)

"areas can be fen."


(fen)From Chinese fēn ‘a hundredth part’.