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flood plain

noun
1.
a nearly flat plain along the course of a stream or river that is naturally subject to flooding.
Also, floodplain.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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British Dictionary definitions for flood-plain

flood plain

noun
1.
the flat area bordering a river, composed of sediment deposited during flooding
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