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Definition of bottomland

: low-lying land along a watercourse often used in plural the fertile bottomlands

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Recent Examples on the Web On the other side were lowlands filled with bottomland hardwoods. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | REX NELSON: Pine Bluff rising," 15 Feb. 2021 The efforts to restore bottomland hardwood forests in the Delta received an additional boost when the Walton Family Foundation got involved. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | REX NELSON: Saving the Big Woods," 29 Aug. 2020 Coupee has not been disclosed, but the Corps recently purchased bottomland hardwood credits for its New Orleans-to-Venice levee project at $49,000 and $52,500 an acre. David Hammer,, "In Louisiana coastal restoration, a mitigation banker says rules are undermined," 12 Nov. 2020 Overflow has 9,247 acres of bottomland hardwoods along with 2,620 acres of agricultural fields and about 200 acres of upland pine and hardwood. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | REX NELSON: Arkansas' wildlife refuges," 22 Aug. 2020 In 1989, east Arkansas' bottomland hardwood forests were recognized by the 49 countries of the United Nations' Ramsar Convention as a Wetland of International Importance. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "OPINION | REX NELSON: Saving the Big Woods," 29 Aug. 2020 Visitors can also enjoy the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, a lush, 2,000-acre wildlife management area featuring bottomland forests, prairies and wetlands. Dallas News, "Summer chill-out: Escape the house and the heat at D-FW lakes," 10 Aug. 2020 Take out the Great Trinity Forest, one of the largest urban bottomland hardwood forests in America, and the city loses about a third of its shade and oxygen. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, "Dallas is a concrete jungle, but Janette Monear knows how to fix it," 24 May 2020 The 5,000 acres of bottomland the Po’ Boy Hunting Club owns in southwest Arkansas is loaded with hogs. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Everything You Need to Know About Hog Hunting," 13 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bottomland

1612, in the meaning defined above

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“Bottomland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bottomland

: flat low land along a river or stream

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