bottomland
noun Date: 1728 low-lying land along a watercourse — often used in plural <
the fertile bottomlands
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bottomland — ottomland n. low lying alluvial land near a river. Syn: bottom. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bottomland — ☆ bottomland [bät′əmland΄ ] n. low land through which a river flows, rich in alluvial deposits; flood plain: sometimes written bottom land * * * bot·tom·land (bŏtʹəm lănd ) n. See bottom. * * * …   Universalium

  • bottomland — ☆ bottomland [bät′əmland΄ ] n. low land through which a river flows, rich in alluvial deposits; flood plain: sometimes written bottom land …   English World dictionary

  • bottomland — noun Flat land along a river, lying few feet above normal high water, often consisting of alluvial deposits and naturally fertile …   Wiktionary

  • bottomland —    A lowland along an alluvial river plain [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • bottomland — Synonyms and related words: alkali flat, alluvial plain, basin, baygall, bog, bottom, bottoms, buffalo wallow, bushveld, campo, champaign, champaign country, coastal plain, delta, desert, down, downs, everglade, fell, fen, fenland, flat, flat… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bottomland — bot|tom|land [ batəm,lænd ] noun count an area where there used to be a river or lake …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bottomland —    (not recommended)    use flood plain. An obsolete, informal term loosely applied to varying portions of a flood plain.    SW …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • bottomland — noun N. Amer. low lying land, typically by a river …   English new terms dictionary

  • bottomland — bot·tom·land …   English syllables

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