1. necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
2. a hollow filled with mud
3. a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)
4. any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
Sentences with slough as a noun:
- That is the slough of a rattler; we must be careful.
- This is the slough that came off of his skin after the burn.
- We paddled under a canopy of trees through the slough.
- The Sacramento River Delta contains dozens of sloughs that are often used for water-skiing and fishing.
- John is in a slough.
- Potholes or sloughs formed by a glacier’s retreat from the central plains of North America, are now known to be some of the world’s most productive ecosystems.