backswamp

noun

Definition of backswamp

: a swamp in a backland a backswamp area

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First Known Use of backswamp

1772, in the meaning defined above

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“Backswamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backswamp. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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