bot·​tom·​land | \ ˈbä-təm-ˌland How to pronounce bottomland (audio) \

Definition of bottomland

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

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This area features 7,155 acres of bottomland forest along the Sipsey River available for canoeing, birding, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, biking, picnicking and wildlife photography. Frank Sargeant,, "Lake Eufaula turns out huge catches in Alabama Bass Trail Event," 19 June 2019 Behind the protection of levees, cities and towns grew and farms expanded into rich bottomlands adjacent to the river. Tristan Baurick,, "The River’s Revenge: The Mississippi remains critical to our prosperity, but hostile to attempts to control it," 15 June 2019 The property’s resources include freshwater marsh, cypress-gum swamp, and forests of bottomland hardwoods, loblolly pine and longleaf pine. USA TODAY, "Black Hills yaks, serious senioritis on campus, Pony Express: News from around our 50 states," 10 June 2019 That left freed slaves to build their homes on bottomland. Fox News, "Florence poses a new threat for rural, struggling towns," 12 Sep. 2018 In some wide river basins where flooding inundated hundreds of thousands of acres of prime bottomland deer habitat, losses of fawns were devastating. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Texas’ deer population would welcome good soaking," 16 June 2018 Congaree National Park, South Carolina Located 30 minutes outside Columbia, South Carolina, Congaree is home to the country’s largest swath of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "6 Under-the-Radar National Parks You Should Visit," 20 June 2018 By 1925, 40 businesses — including the famous Wolferman’s, which served 10,000 grocery shoppers its first week at 47th and Wyandotte — had mushroomed atop the ever-richer bottomland. Darryl Levings, kansascity, "From swampy to swanky, the Country Club Plaza is born | The Kansas City Star," 23 Mar. 2018 Pueblo structures still stand under red cliffs, while modern-day Navajos farm the bottomlands. azcentral, "From climate to fry bread, 125 reasons to love Arizona," 15 May 2015

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1612, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bottomland

: flat low land along a river or stream

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