Middle English Dictionary Entry

kē̆r n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) Low, swampy ground; a marsh, bog, fen; ~ miln, a mill by a marsh; ~ side, the side of a marsh; (b) a marsh overgrown with alders or other small trees or shrubs; alder ~.
(a) In place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.4]; (b) in surnames.