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Definition of bottomland

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

Examples of bottomland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fish in their pond, hike the piney trails, or lounge in your hammock among the trees before checking out the park and its 26,276 acres of intact old growth bottomland hardwood forest. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 19 May 2021 This 400-acre preserve features plants native to the Chesapeake region and includes five miles of trails through meadows, forest and bottomland. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 In general, the Savannah River has two different types of terrain: upland pines and bottomland hardwood. Doug Johnson, Ars Technica, 13 Dec. 2021 The benches and picnic tables are built to handle the flooding expected in this bottomland. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, 1 Oct. 2021 Congaree is a haven for four-legged friends who want to meander through the country's largest old growth bottomland hardwood forest. Emily Pennington, Travel + Leisure, 11 Dec. 2021 For some, this regal species that once reigned over the hardwood bottomland of America's south is surely extinct, pushed out by logging, development, and hunting in the early 20th century. Olivia Gieger, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 Historically, bottomland hardwood forests used to flood naturally and seasonally. Arkansas Online, 6 July 2021 Encompassing over 1,300 acres in North Arlington, River Legacy covers bottomland forest and prairies and the wildlife that call them home. Dallas News, 24 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bottomland

1612, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2022

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“Bottomland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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