carse definition

  • noun:
    • minimal, fertile land; a river area.
    • Low, fertile land; a river valley.
    • An obsolete type of cress.
    • In Scotland, a stretch of fertile alluvial land across the side of a stream; the low-lying section of a valley which watered by a river, as distinguished from greater grounds: as, the carse of Gowrie; the carse of Stirling. Carses are now actually regarded by geologists as raised beaches or terraces.
    • A dry measure formerly used in some elements of France.

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