lowland

noun
low·​land | \ˈlō-lənd, -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

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These earlier records reference monkeys in both lowland and upland areas across eastern, central, and southern China. National Geographic, "Ancient Chronicles Show Modern Demise of Snub-Nosed Monkeys," 17 Apr. 2018 Bialowieza is one of the last remaining parts of the primal forest that once stretched across the northern European lowlands. Deutsche Welle, USA TODAY, "Polish logging in protected ancient forest ruled illegal," 17 Apr. 2018 Vertical cliffs, cut with deep crevices, rise 2,000 feet above the lush lowlands like stone walls. Tyrone Beason, The Seattle Times, "A reporter feels the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’s promised land on a Mexican mountaintop," 31 Mar. 2018 Over the tortilla, Eva Mendez — currently chef while her mother, Margarita Perez, is visiting Mexico — paints a coat of asiento, pork lard the color of brown sugar, rendered while cooking carnitas and scraped from the lowlands of the pot. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "An Ex-Bodega Takes a Star Turn at Cienega Las Tlayudas de Oaxaca," 15 Mar. 2018 For generations, the Muslim Bakarwals have traveled between summer pastures in the Himalayas and winter grazing grounds in the lowland plains, herding their goats, sheep and horses. Washington Post, "Kashmir nomads wonder what place they have in today’s India," 17 May 2018 Nearly 75 percent of the park is water—the rest is made up of more than 1,000 islands scattered across Lake Åsnen, old-growth deciduous forests, wetlands, and lowland plains across a stunning swath of southern Sweden. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "The Newest National Parks Around the World," 3 May 2018 Even ordinary Bourgognes Rouges and Blancs — wines blended with fruit often grown on lowland, inferior soils — are routinely creeping into the $40 and $50 range. Patrick Comiskey, latimes.com, "Alternatives to Burgundy, from Burgundy," 29 June 2018 And that’s only one kind of danger zone: Millions live on California’s San Andreas fault, and evacuation zones lace the lowlands of many Eastern states due to risk of flooding. Kimberly Dark, Curbed, "Living on the edge," 6 June 2018

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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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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 \

Kids Definition of lowland

: low flat country

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