swamp·​land | \ ˈswämp-ˌland How to pronounce swampland (audio) , ˈswȯmp- \

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attempting to build on swampland the ecology of the coastal swamplands
Recent Examples on the Web Many landscape painters have crawled into low-slung caves and hiked up mountains, or waded through meadows and wheatfields, but relatively few have captured the state’s vast, changeable, young swampland. Zachary Fine, The New York Review of Books, "Swampland Sublime: The Landscapes of Louisiana," 8 Feb. 2020 Florida is already facing a scourge of unique environmental pests, between the Burmese pythons swallowing up the Everglades and the Kudzu vines draping many swamplands. Sara Kiley Watson, Popular Science, "This harpoon-throwing robot is designed to hunt destructive lionfish," 17 Jan. 2020 The Amtrak’s passenger cars were lit up, silhouetting the train against the swampland as all passengers remained aboard. John Pacenti, USA TODAY, "Woman and 2 kids in SUV die after collision with Amtrak train in Florida," 25 Nov. 2019 By land, don’t miss a trip to the Djoudj National Park, a sanctuary featuring one of the largest gatherings of migratory birds on the planet who pause in the swamplands to rest after braving the skyward journey over the Sahara. Brandon Presser, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 20 Best Places to Travel in 2020," 30 Dec. 2019 Smithsonian contributor Ian Frazier joined local bounty hunters and biologists fighting the snakes’ invasion, recording these individuals’ forays into Florida’s swampland in vivid detail for the July 2019 issue of the magazine. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, "Our Top Ten Stories of 2019," 27 Dec. 2019 As your civilization grows, new buildings are gradually added to your personal board, transforming it from swampland to city. Dan Thurot, Ars Technica, "Tapestry: Has the mythical “2-hour civ-building board game” arrived?," 16 Nov. 2019 To this day, no paved roads traverse the swampland separating it from mainland Russia. Eva Sohlman, New York Times, "Forged by Volcanoes, Kamchatka Offers Majestic, Magnetic Wilds," 7 Oct. 2019 The snake is an invasive species and has damaged the state’s swampland ecosystem. Fox News, "11-foot Burmese python found swimming off coast of South Florida," 28 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of swampland

1662, in the meaning defined above

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“Swampland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swampland. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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: wet land that is partly covered with water

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