from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Low, flat, swampy land; a bog or marsh.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of wetland fed by ground water and runoff, containing peat below the waterline.
- n. A plural form of fan used by enthusiasts of science fiction, fantasy, and anime, partly from whimsy and partly to distinguish themselves from fans of sport, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Low land overflowed, or covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or other aquatic plants; boggy land; moor; marsh.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Low land covered wholly or partially with water, but producing sedge, coarse grasses, or other aquatic plants; boggy land; a bog; a marsh: as, the bogs in Ireland, or the fens in Lincolnshire, Kent, and Cambridgeshire, England.
- n. Mud; mire.
- n. A disease affecting hops, caused by a quick-growing moss or mold. Imp. Dict.
- To forbid: same as fend : used in this form by boys in marbles and other games, in an exclamatory way, to check or block, according to understood rules, some move of an opposing player.
- n. A section in the work of the Arabic physician Avicenna, called the Canon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water
- n. 100 fen equal 1 yuan in China
This year it was awarded to Åcon, a Finnish convention that strives to bring together fen from the Nordic countries.
The studies aren't anywhere near conclusive - they describe only 24 long-term fen-phen users, and the Food and Drug Administration has found nine others.
There are tracts of wetland all over Europe, all over the world, but they are not named fens, fen is an English word, it will not migrate.
The mechanism is similar to the one used by a component of the recalled fen-phen drug combination, but with an important difference.
The so-called fen-phen drug combination manufactured by Wyeth, now owned by Pfizer Inc., was recalled in the 1990s after one of the medication's components was linked to heart-valve damage.
The FDA's meetings this week come exactly 13 years after the withdrawal of two diet drugs that were part of the famous combination known as fen-phen.
The loudest group of Chinese youth is known as fen qing, or "angry youth."
In one legendary case against a pharmaceutical company that sold the diet pill Pondimin (part of the weight-loss combination known as fen-phen, which was later banned), a Jefferson County jury awarded $1 billion to the family of a woman who had taken the drug.
Another series of lawsuits that show how hard it is to pin down litigation costs relates to Wyeth's obesity drugs that were used in a popular diet-drug cocktail known as fen-phen.
"'T is called the fen of Agnefit, O King," replied the saga-man, pointing toward where it lay.