marshland


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
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. Here we turned away toward the north, skirting the marshes and after several days arriving at what I have called Long Lake.
Scores of coastguards searched coastal marshland for missing youngster Tom Loughlin yesterday.
The habitats, which are considered endangered in Minnesota, include 60 acres of marshland, 50 of native prairie, and 25 of oak savannah.
While new restrictions on water quality threaten to end the experiment and dry up this East Bay marsh, solutions are being studied to keep the marshland healthy.
The SPMS box is a military term referring to the adjoining Maguindanao towns of Shariff Aguak-Pagatin (Datu Saudi), Mamasapano, and Datu Salibo situated at the 220,000-hectare Liguasan marshland.
'Expect continuing military operations in the coming days to flush out BIFF in the peripheries of communities near the marshland,' Sobejana told reporters on Tuesday.
This discharge impacts nearly 10,000 acres of water and tidal marshland in the Western Bays, from Atlantic Beach to Point Lookout, including Hewlett Harbor and Baldwin Harbor.
Acana said the targeted coastal areas that will be planted with propagules are the villages of Sacol Island in Taluksangay - with a marsh area of about 1,000 hectares, and Landang Gua - with about 800 hectares of marshland.