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

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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Stop 2: Horse Play Even novice riders can take the reins of a legendary Camargue steed at the Domaine de la Palissade, where 1,734 acres of marshland and lagoons along the west bank of the Rhône River invite exploration. Kimberley Lovato, National Geographic, "Take a road trip through this wild, beautiful French delta," 28 Mar. 2019 Environmentalists say the extension would give Campland a foothold that might sway the city’s final decisions about how much of the area gets devoted to camping, recreation and restoration of marshland. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Proposed Campland expansion revives Mission Bay Park land battle," 7 June 2019 The particular python found on Sunday is the Everglade's largest on record, but only by a smidge: In 2016, researchers tracked down a 16-foot, 140-pound serpent somewhere in the marshlands. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Capture the Biggest Snake Ever Found in the Florida Everglades," 8 Apr. 2019 The horse fly resurgence may come as bad news for anglers, duck hunters and other frequent visitors to Louisiana's marshlands. Tristan Baurick,, "Biting flies mean recovery from BP oil disaster," 20 Feb. 2018 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

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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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