marshland


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marsh·land

 (märsh′lănd′)
n.
A marshy tract of land.

marshland

(ˈmɑːʃlənd)
n
(Physical Geography) land consisting of marshes

marsh•land

(ˈmɑrʃˌlænd)

n.
a habitat that is dominated by marshes, swamps, bogs, and the like.
[before 1150]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marshland - low-lying wet land with grassy vegetationmarshland - low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water; "thousands of acres of marshland"; "the fens of eastern England"
salt marsh - low-lying wet land that is frequently flooded with saltwater
wetland - a low area where the land is saturated with water

marshland

noun
A usually low-lying area of soft waterlogged ground and standing water:
Translations

marshland

[ˈmɑːʃlænd] Npantanal m
References in classic literature ?
Every now and then through the stillness came the sharp crack of a rifle from the snipers lying hidden in the little stretches of woodland and marshland away on the right.
San Rafael, where we were to turn our catch over to the authorities, communicated with the bay by way of a long and tortuous slough, or marshland creek, which could be navigated only when the tide was in.
For two hours they marched through forest and marshland, along the left bank of the river Aveyron; Sir Nigel riding behind his Company, with Alleyne at his right hand, and Johnston, the old master bowman, walking by his left stirrup.
He looked afraid of somebody overhearing my audacious-- almost sacrilegious hint--as if there had not been a mile and a half of lonely marshland and dykes between us and the nearest human habitation.
Yet, to his surprise, he was suddenly aware that the seat opposite to him had been noiselessly taken by a girl whose eyes, also, were fixed with curious intentness upon the broad expanse of marshland and sands across which the train was slowly making its way.
First, after we left the river, we worked toward the west till we came to a small stream that flowed through marshlands.
Ohrid Mayor Nikola Bakraceski says that if there is any chance of revitalizing the former Studencista marshland, funding will be provided to create a protected zone which will also be attractive and will fit in well with the coastline.
The marshland we have restored will hold water for days.
The flames caused massive damage across a swathe of marshland, charring the natural habitat of many birds.
The relationship of birds with these lakes is whenever the temperature drops in the cold regions; these birds migrate to marshlands in India and settle here because they find optimum temperature here.
The study should be done immediately to help local government officials plan a strategy to protect the lives of residents near the Agusan marshland at the end of the Agusan River near Agusan del Sur, Mayor Edwin "Cox" Elorde of Bunawan town told the Philippine News Agency (PNA).
Two major studies--the Rye Area Project and the Dungeness Foreland Project--track the ancient changes to these former shorelines and marshland in the late Holocene, in part through radiocarbon dating.