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 Decades ago, scientists first suggested trying to restore the marshland by re-engineering part of the Mississippi. Warren Cornwall, Science | AAAS, "Rerouting the Mississippi River could build new land—and save a retreating coast," 22 Apr. 2021 At Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park, visitors can see a mature marshland on one side and an old salt pond on the other that will be restored to its original state, thanks to wetlands restoration projects being done to prepare for sea level rise. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, "The simple local solution to sea level rise? Mud from the bottom of San Francisco Bay," 13 Apr. 2021 The view from the top offers a rare aerial perspective of the Lowcountry's marshland. Stratton Lawrence, Travel + Leisure, "Hilton Head Island Travel Guide," 26 Feb. 2021 Such projects also include restoration of lagoons and marshland. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diegans, how much would you tax yourself to prevent floods, boost water quality?," 21 Feb. 2021 The vast wetland of the swamp, which spans nearly 2,000 miles, is a stretch of marshland between Norfolk, Virginia, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Globe Staff,, "Documenting the true history of Black resistance," 10 Feb. 2021 The Vertins commissioned it from Jordan Valley Glassworks as a tribute to life on the marshland. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.6M Harsens Island property comes with 2 homes, 2 shorelines," 31 Oct. 2020 In the South Texas border village of Boca Chica, SpaceX’s 17-story-tall Starship dominates the flat marshland and stands ready to take off into the stratosphere., "Express Briefing: SpaceX’s Starship poised to launch Texas’ space industry into new era," 30 Oct. 2020 Perched between downtown Newburyport and Plum Island is this tiny airport, where the intrepid can take flying lessons—and the slightly less adventurous can opt for an aerial tour of the marshland that connects the barrier island with the mainland. Hannah Selinger, WSJ, "Welcome to Newburyport, Where Million-Dollar Homes Are Flying Off the Shelves," 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of marshland

12th century, in the meaning defined above

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2 May 2021

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“Marshland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of marshland

: an area of soft and wet land

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