wetland

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noun wet·land \ˈwet-ˌland, -lənd\

Definition of wetland

  1. :  land or areas (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

1669

First Known Use of wetland

1669


WETLAND Defined for English Language Learners

wetland

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noun wet·land \ˈwet-ˌland, -lənd\

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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