bayou, swampy

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bayou,

swampy, sluggishly moving inlet found predominantly in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Bayou virus - a form of hantavirus carried by the rice rat, found in Louisiana and Texas, causing human hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.
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Holland wasn't the only young thesp battling the elements on set: Suraj Sharma spent months preparing for the "Life of Pi" shoot, while Quvenzhane Wallis battled swampy bayou conditions during the "Beasts of the Southern Wild" shoot.
For an oil-and-gas megalopolis that rose out of the swampy bayous, all of these sustainability initiatives amount to, at a minimum, a substantial change of emphasis.
Even reaching the nests, amid mangrove roots and swampy bayous is difficult to impossible.