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 The property comprises one of the largest contiguous undeveloped acreage of bottomland hardwood wetlands remaining in the Great Dog River Watershed. Kathy Jumper, al, 6 Aug. 2023 Visitors can also enjoy the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, a lush 2,000-acre wildlife management area featuring bottomland forests, prairies and wetlands. Staff, Dallas News, 2 Aug. 2023 Here, not far from Vicksburg, Mississippi, lies one of the largest expanses of bottomland forest left in this part of the country. Melanie Stetson Freeman, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 July 2023 Higher water within the bottomland has reduced the environment for nonaquatic wildlife. Bob Robinson, Arkansas Online, 19 June 2023 The bottomland hardwood-riparian wetlands along the Mississippi River once stored at least 60 days of floodwater. Jake Frederico, The Arizona Republic, 19 June 2023 This subspecies lives in mixed pine and hardwood ecosystems especially in bottomland and upland areas. Cole Sikes Communications and Marketing Specialist Alabama Cooperative Extension System, al, 23 Mar. 2023 According to Babst, some bottomland forests have already suffered tree death because of years of constant flooding. Arkansas Online, 6 July 2021 This 40-acre preserve in the city of Carrollton offers a virtually undisturbed section of Trinity bottomland forest. Dallas News, 24 May 2021 See More

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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 1 Oct. 2023.

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