marshland
noun Date: 12th century a marshy tract or area ; marsh

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  • marshland — O.E. mersclond; see MARSH (Cf. marsh) + LAND (Cf. land) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • marshland — [märsh′land΄] n. an area or region characterized by marshes or swamps …   English World dictionary

  • Marshland — Recorded in the spellings of Marland, Marsland, and Marshland, this is an English topographical surname. The derivation is from the Norse Viking pre 8th century mar meaning a fern or marsh, or from the Old English mere , with the same general… …   Surnames reference

  • marshland — [[t]mɑ͟ː(r)ʃlænd[/t]] marshlands N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Marshland is land with a lot of wet, muddy areas …   English dictionary

  • marshland — /mahrsh land /, n. a region, area, or district characterized by marshes, swamps, bogs, or the like. [bef. 1150; ME mershland, OE merscland. See MARSH, LAND] * * * …   Universalium

  • marshland — noun marshy land; bog or fen …   Wiktionary

  • marshland — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A usually low lying area of soft waterlogged ground and standing water: bog, fen, marsh, mire, morass, muskeg, quag, quagmire, slough1, swamp, swampland, wetland. See DRY …   English dictionary for students

  • marshland — marsh|land [ˈma:ʃlænd US ˈma:rʃ ] n [U] an area of low wet ground that is always soft …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • marshland — marsh|land [ marʃ,lænd, marʃlənd ] noun uncount an area that consists of MARSHES …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • marshland — mÉ‘rʃlænd / mɑːʃlÉ™nd n. swamp land; area characterized by marshes …   English contemporary dictionary

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