wetland

noun wet·land \ ˈwet-ˌland , -lənd \
Updated on: 30 Jan 2018

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

Examples of wetland in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of wetland

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wetland Synonyms

Related Words

swale;

quagmire;


WETLAND Defined for English Language Learners

wetland

noun

Definition of wetland for English Language Learners

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



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