bot·​tom·​land ˈbä-təm-ˌland How to pronounce bottomland (audio)
: low-lying land along a watercourse
often used in plural
the fertile bottomlands

Examples of bottomland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the narrow valley with a meandering river threading its way along the bottomlands was also determined to be a good place to bring electricity to Siskiyou County and other parts of Northern California and Southern Oregon. Debra Utacia Krol, USA TODAY, 22 June 2024 Piggott, circa 1910: The land that made up much of Clay County was once filled with great bottomland forests. Ray Hanley,, 18 June 2024 Here's how At Canyon de Chelly National Monument in northeastern Arizona, sheer cliffs plunge hundreds of feet to lush bottomlands lined with crops, pastures and cottonwood trees. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 10 May 2024 Paddle through the bottomlands and between bald cypress trees covered in Spanish moss over Big Cypress Bayou, or weave through one of the paddling trails across the lake. Amanda Ogle, Travel + Leisure, 25 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for bottomland 

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Word History

First Known Use

1612, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bottomland was in 1612

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“Bottomland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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