(of soil) soft and watery
- composed of swamp like a swamp reasonable wet and spongy as swampy land
- composed of swamp; like a swamp; low, damp, and spongy; because, swampy land.
1690s, from swamp (n.) + -y (2). Related: Swampiness.
It is extensively distributed in the tropical parts of South and Central America, frequenting low swampy savannas, along the banks of rivers, and the depths of the humid forests, but is nowhere abundant.