wetland


wet·land

noun \ˈwet-ˌland, -lənd\

: an area of land (such as a marsh or swamp) that is covered with shallow water

Full Definition of WETLAND

:  land or areas (as marshes or swamps) that are covered often intermittently with shallow water or have soil saturated with moisture —usually used in plural

Examples of WETLAND

  1. <the conservation board has not always been rigorous in protecting the wetlands from development>

First Known Use of WETLAND

1669

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