wetland

noun
wet·​land | \ˈwet-ˌland, -lənd\

Definition of wetland 

: land or areas (such as marshes or swamps) that are covered often intermittently with shallow water or have soil saturated with moisture usually used in plural

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Examples of wetland in a Sentence

the conservation board has not always been rigorous in protecting the wetlands from development

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There is a $6 per car parking fee charged until 7 p.m. Volunteers are needed from 1-3 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 18 to help preserve and restore the black oak savanna and wetland complexes in Miller Woods. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 11 July 2018 For those who haven't, a tussock is a small, compact tuft of grass that covers huge areas of the tundra, often in wetland environments. Holly Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "When the Brooks family ventured to the Brooks Range for a summer adventure, winter reared its head," 1 July 2018 Further inland along its route, the creek passes through a wetlands area situated alongside Ellis Road. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Staten Island Wilderness, Going, Going, Gone?," 22 June 2018 The $300 million casino project has already secured a wetlands permit from the town. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "East Windsor Planning Board May Vote Next Week On Casino Plan," 14 June 2018 On Wednesday, two jaguars were born in northeastern Argentina’s Iberá National Park, one of the largest freshwater wetland systems in the Americas. Elaina Zachos, National Geographic, "These Are the First Jaguars Born in This Argentinian Wetland in Over a Century," 11 June 2018 Crown Point's 10-acre Certified Organic farm, woodlands, meadows, and wetland-pond ecosystem provide unique, sacred spaces to walk, to meditate and to be inspired by creation. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "Find rare and unusual plants at Crown Point's Organic Plant Sale: Talk of the Towns," 3 May 2018 At a third of the cost, nearly a decade sooner, and with zero wetlands variances, Phase 1 has much to commend it. BostonGlobe.com, "Should the state proceed with Phase 1 of the South Coast Rail project?," 20 Apr. 2018 Those options were not much more expensive than the wetlands option for the initial construction, ranging from $21.7 to $27.9 million. Dennis Pillion, AL.com, "Sewage problems still plague Uniontown after $4.8 million in repairs," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of wetland

1669, in the meaning defined above

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wetland

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wetland

: an area of land (such as a marsh or swamp) that is covered with shallow water

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