marsh·​land | \ ˈmärsh-ˌland \

Definition of marshland

: a marshy tract or area : marsh

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Synonyms for marshland


bog, fen, marsh, mire, moor, morass, muskeg, slough (also slew), swamp, swampland, wash, wetland

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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

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On Thursday, officials expanded their search to include the marshlands and the woods nearby. Fox News, "Body believed to be missing North Carolina boy with autism found, FBI says," 27 Sep. 2018 The Dutch government took a shine to the idea of rewilding, introducing deer and Konik horses to a 12,300-acre parcel of marshland outside Amsterdam but failed to cull the herd in winter or introduce any predators. Nina Sovich, WSJ, "The New Outdoor Getaway: Landscapes That Have Been ‘Rewilded’," 20 Sep. 2018 The three men involved in Sunday's deadly helicopter crash into a St. Charles Parish marshland were identified Monday (May 21) by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office. Littice Bacon-blood,, "Victims in fatal Boutte helicopter crash identified," 21 May 2018 After more than a year of watching a foreign pest eat through thousands of acres of south Louisiana marshland, government leaders now appear ready to spend some serious money to fight the problem. Tristan Baurick,, "Fight against Louisiana's wetland plague getting $1 million boost," 16 May 2018 Rent a bicycle and enjoy miles of cycling trails through scenic villages and marshland, explore local tributaries via kayak, canoe or paddleboard or go crabbing in the bay. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018," 5 June 2018 The town, which is set on three ridges separated by marshland and brackish creeks, occupies roughly a square mile. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "As goes Maine, so goes the nation?," 12 June 2018 Without the layers of protection of the marshland and barrier islands, Boustany says, coastal Louisiana -- and the people who live here -- become more vulnerable to increasingly powerful storms. Gena Somra, CNN, "Louisiana's shrinking marshes signal the loss of a way of life," 6 June 2018 Now it’s been whittled to about a mile wide by three miles long, most of that marshland that barely clears the tide. Earl Swift, Outside Online, "The Incredible True Story of the Henrietta C.," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of marshland

12th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of marshland

: an area of soft and wet land

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