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

Definition of swampland

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Synonyms for swampland


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

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attempting to build on swampland the ecology of the coastal swamplands

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Exhibits in the back room explain how alternating wet and dry seasons in the Mesozoic swampland created ideal conditions to preserve prints (but not bones) in the shorelines that ultimately hardened into rock. David Lyon, BostonGlobe.com, "Making tracks: Walking in the footsteps of New England dinosaurs," 18 June 2019 The gator likely came up through nearby swampland and travelled across the base golf course to reach the flight line. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A Rogue Alligator Wandered onto a Florida Air Force Base," 15 May 2019 In the film, familiar species flourish in lush swampland but eventually succumb to a more hellish climate. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "Would dinosaurs have died without an asteroid strike? Here's the science.," 6 Mar. 2019 Imagined universes that don’t satisfy such requirements get tossed from the landscape into the swampland. Quanta Magazine, "Dark Energy May Be Incompatible With String Theory," 9 Aug. 2018 The live-action drama, based on the comic series, follows a woman named Abby Arcane who investigates a deadly virus in the swamplands of Louisiana. Kendall Trammell, CNN, "'Swamp Thing' gets canceled after airing a single episode," 6 June 2019 In an effort to capture its scale, four researchers hold the brawny beast up for the camera: Snakes thrive in the humid swamplands south of Miami, with 100,000 pythons alone crawling throughout the the 729,000-acre park, according to CNN. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Capture the Biggest Snake Ever Found in the Florida Everglades," 8 Apr. 2019 For history buffs, HistoryMiami gives an amazing overview of how the city went from swampland to tourist destination, while Vizcaya Museum and Gardens gives visitors a taste of Miami in its earliest days, with a side of old-world European charm. Jennifer M. Wood, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Museums in Miami," 27 Feb. 2018 The basin in Louisiana is the country’s largest continuous swampland, but decades of oil and gas pipeline construction have left much of the water deoxygenated or filled with sediment and spoil that blocks the natural flow of the swamp water. Vaughn Hillyard /, NBC News, "Louisiana fisherman wait for help from Trump administration," 23 June 2018

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First Known Use of swampland

1662, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of swampland was in 1662

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English Language Learners Definition of swampland

: wet land that is partly covered with water

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