lowland

noun
low·​land | \ ˈlō-lənd How to pronounce lowland (audio) , -ˌland \

Definition of lowland

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: low or level country

lowland

adjective

Definition of lowland (Entry 2 of 2)

1 capitalized : of or relating to the Lowlands of Scotland
2 : of or relating to a lowland

Examples of lowland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The western lowland gorillas were infected with a variant that has been circulating in California and is believed to be more contagious than other strains, the safari park said Monday in a statement. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Gorilla recovery, hydroxychloroquine return, prison problems: News from around our 50 states," 28 Jan. 2021 The western lowland gorillas were infected with a variant that has been circulating in California and is believed to be more contagious than other strains, the safari park said Monday in a statement. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Gorilla recovery, hydroxychloroquine return, prison problems: News from around our 50 states," 28 Jan. 2021 The western lowland gorillas were infected with a variant that has been circulating in California and is believed to be more contagious than other strains, the safari park said Monday in a statement. Julie Watson, Star Tribune, "Ape at San Diego park improving after virus antibody therapy," 26 Jan. 2021 The Little Rock Zoo has more than 50 categories of animals, including six Western lowland gorillas and a variety of chimpanzees and orangutans. Tony Holt, Arkansas Online, "Brutus, Little Rock Zoo's silverback, dies after medical exam," 21 Nov. 2020 Zura is survived by the zoo’s four Western lowland gorillas, an adult male silverback and three adult females, zoo officials said. Lauren Hernández, SFChronicle.com, "Zura, San Francisco Zoo gorilla known for her beautiful face, dies at age 39," 20 Nov. 2020 About a third of the delegates were women, in the short skirts and flat straw hats of the lowland Quechua or the bowler hats and long layered skirts of the Aymara. Alma Guillermoprieto, The New York Review of Books, "Bolivia’s Tarnished Savior," 5 Nov. 2020 The lowland tapir and the giant anteater are both considered vulnerable. Jill Langlois, National Geographic, "Volunteers coming to rescue jaguars, other animals injured during Brazil's wildfires," 2 Oct. 2020 The birth of a baby also symbolizes a hopeful sign for the future of western lowland gorillas, which have been assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as critically endangered, Wilson said. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Zoo creates baby shower registry for endangered pregnant gorilla," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of lowland

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1504, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lowland was in the 15th century

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“Lowland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowland. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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lowland

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lowland

: an area where the land is at, near, or below the level of the sea and where there are not usually mountains or large hills

lowland

noun
low·​land | \ ˈlō-lənd How to pronounce lowland (audio) \

Kids Definition of lowland

: low flat country

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