marsh·​land ˈmärsh-ˌland How to pronounce marshland (audio)
: a marshy tract or area : marsh

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 Wright’s neighborhood gets its name from a Black Civil War veteran named Caesar Jones, who had escaped enslavement and purchased more than 100 acres, finding refuge in marshland dismissed by colonists as unsuitable. James Pollard,, 12 Aug. 2023 The second set, known as Jane Doe Seven, is confirmed to belong to an unidentified victim whose remains were located on Fire Island in 1996. Dec. 13, 2011 Gilbert's remains are found in marshland near Oak Beach. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 19 July 2023 Potted ferns add the lushness of nearby marshlands. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 This is an island of fishing villages, marshlands, and lagoons. Everett Potter, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2023 The latest proposal, which city officials call De Anza Natural, includes 219 acres of marshland and another 38 acres of dunes and environmental buffers. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Mar. 2023 Her remains were ultimately found in December 2011 in the Oak Beach marshland. Jonathan Dienst, NBC News, 14 July 2023 There are rapids, waterfalls, forest trails, creeks and marshlands as well as remote villages. Karlijn Korpershoek, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 June 2023 Return to menu The 700-acre park just off the Anacostia River is a diverse environment made up of marshlands, swamp forest, mud flats and ponds dotted with ornamental lilies and lotus flowers. Nevin Martell, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2023 See More

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First Known Use

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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“Marshland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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marsh·​land ˈmärsh-ˌland How to pronounce marshland (audio)
: a marshy area : marsh

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