fenland

noun
fen·​land | \ ˈfen-ˌland How to pronounce fenland (audio) \

Definition of fenland

: an area of low often marshy ground

First Known Use of fenland

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Fenland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fenland. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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