swamp·​land ˈswämp-ˌland How to pronounce swampland (audio)

Examples of swampland in a Sentence

attempting to build on swampland the ecology of the coastal swamplands
Recent Examples on the Web Deeply familiar with the terrain, the Maya constructed their biggest settlements in places that were mostly safe from natural disaster, with the surrounding swampland insulating Tikal from 1976’s worst aftershocks. Tim Brinkhof, Discover Magazine, 15 Nov. 2023 Illinois The Problem: Chicago, the third largest city in the U.S., lies between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan, on former swampland that was dredged as the city was built. Krista Langlois, Outside Online, 10 Mar. 2023 Challenging persistent ideas of a malarial swampland, promoters in Florida, including the state’s own Bureau of Immigration, similarly put a growing emphasis on climate as a vital resource for fruit growers and health seekers. Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Sep. 2023 The drought has dried out the vegetation and turned the brushes, grasses and small trees of southern Louisiana's swampland into the perfect kindling. Phil McCausland, NBC News, 29 Aug. 2023 The district, created by Florida lawmakers in 1967, gave Disney unusual abilities to develop the former swamplands as one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations by issuing bonds and providing emergency services. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2023 The houses were developed in the 1930s and 1940s by Cleveland contractor Louis Wells, who turned 150 acres of swampland into one of the most prestigious addresses in northern Ohio. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 10 Aug. 2023 That hasn’t stopped Harrison from 2,000 sojourns into Arkansas swampland to find a bird that hasn’t been officially sighted since 1944. Longreads, 21 July 2023 That’s one of the reasons most of the vastness of Alaska, with its magnificent swamplands, is excellent mosquito habitat. Ned Rozell | Alaska Science, Anchorage Daily News, 17 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swampland was in 1662

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“Swampland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swampland. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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swamp·​land ˈswäm-ˌpland How to pronounce swampland (audio)

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