marshland

noun
marsh·​land | \ ˈmärsh-ˌland How to pronounce marshland (audio) \

Definition of marshland

: a marshy tract or area : marsh

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Examples of marshland in a Sentence

one hundred acres of marshland grasses, sedges, and rushes are the plant species most commonly found in marshlands
Recent Examples on the Web Nearly 6,000 years ago, in a seaside marshland in what is now southern Denmark, a woman with blue eyes and dark hair and skin popped a piece of chewing gum in her mouth. Matt Simon, Wired, "What a 5,700-Year-Old Piece of Gum Reveals About Its Chewer," 17 Dec. 2019 Only 131,818 acres of that verdant marshland is left, according to the study. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "New maps show how little is left of West Coast estuaries," 17 Aug. 2019 The territory shifts from high plains to rolling mountain ranges, from mesas to marshland, and from wide-open prairies to dense forests. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, "Oklahoma: Images of the Sooner State," 15 Mar. 2020 The researchers found that even as wild animal numbers plummet worldwide, human development is also crowding out marshlands and other places most conducive to fossil-forming processes. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, "Livestock, Pets and People Will Dominate Future Fossils," 11 Apr. 2020 The suit says the alligator industry provides economic incentives for landowners to take steps to protect marshlands that serve as habitat for the alligators. SFChronicle.com, "News of the Day From Across the Nation," 14 Dec. 2019 The territory shifts from high plains to rolling mountain ranges, from mesas to marshland, and from wide open prairies to dense forests. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, "Oklahoma: Images of the Sooner State," 15 Mar. 2020 South Sudan—the size of Spain and Portugal combined, and cut off from Sudan by 50,000 square miles of marshland—was first described in detail by writers who accompanied Egyptian slave raids in the 1840s. Peter Martell, The New York Review of Books, "What Went Wrong in South Sudan," 11 Feb. 2020 Many of the protesters fled to nearby marshlands to escape. CBS News, "U.S. says Iran "could have murdered over a thousand" citizens during protests," 5 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of marshland

12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of marshland was in the 12th century

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21 May 2020

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“Marshland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marshland. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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marshland

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English Language Learners Definition of marshland

: an area of soft and wet land

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