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 The novel follows Kya, a young girl who lives alone in North Carolina marshland after her family abandons her, and who is later ostracized by the local community. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 14 July 2022 Today, the marshland boasts native grasses, wildflowers, and species like the Jefferson salamander, American toad, woodcock, and bald eagle. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 June 2022 In the video, Beyrer explains that Gilbert apparently wandered into a brushy marshland in which reeds can grow up to 12-feet high. Rich Schapiro, NBC News, 13 May 2022 The American River Parkway is a wonderland of urban-park planning, a network of paved and dirt trails, boat ramps and rest stops, fish hatcheries and marshland. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2022 Cameron Parish is Louisiana’s largest by landmass, once made up of thousands of miles of grass, marshland, and water. Longreads, 9 Mar. 2022 Cumberland Island National Seashore features 17 miles of undeveloped beaches, as well as pristine maritime forests and marshland. Alison Van Houten, Outside Online, 6 June 2019 Among the highlights: North Beach, reachable via a side trail, and marshland areas Derway Island Natural Preserve and Colchester Bog Natural Area. Pamela Wright,, 2 June 2022 For projects that affect tidal or ocean habitat, that may include planting new eelgrass beds or restoring marshland. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of marshland

12th century, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jul 2022

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“Marshland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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