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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Just off Atlantic Boulevard, residents will have views of the surrounding marshlands. William Thornton |, al, "Regions Real Estate provides financing for Jacksonville, Fla. project," 30 Aug. 2019 The stretch of East Boston and Revere, dotted by marshland, inlets, and creeks, will get blasted with a projected 40 inches of sea level rise. Anthony Flint,, "Tired of waiting for national push, a buzzing hive of climate resilience innovators is at work in Boston," 8 Aug. 2019 Only about 15% of the historic marshland habitat around the main part of San Francisco Bay still exists, according to the study. Peter Fimrite,, "New maps show how little is left of West Coast estuaries," 17 Aug. 2019 Its beleaguered population lives in marshland in just one Nebraska county. Natasha Daly, National Geographic, "See a different endangered animal in every U.S. state," 30 July 2019 Established in 1858 on marshland reclaimed from the river, the site is a patchwork of everything quintessential in a British park, from bowling greens and bandstands to playing fields and memorials. Simon Ingram, National Geographic, "Visit the world’s first National Park City," 26 July 2019 The animated series follows the adventures of a teen girl (voiced by Brenda Song) who is transported to the magical world of Amphibia, a marshland populated by frog people. Tyler Aquilina,, "Exclusive: See Kermit the Frog in action as 'frog consultant' for Disney Channel's Amphibia," 15 July 2019 The island rose from the Potomac River in the late 1800s, built up from the dredging that cleared up the foul smell and drainage problems of Washington’s marshlands. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "No tanks, Trump. Real Washingtonians aren’t interested in your party.," 1 July 2019 Just east of the San Mateo Bridge, the car crashed into a fence and the driver ran into the marshlands. Jason Green, The Mercury News, "Pursuit ends in arrest of South San Francisco man," 5 June 2019

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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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