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lowland

[loh-luh nd] /ˈloʊ lənd/
noun
1.
land that is low or level, in comparison with the adjacent country.
2.
the Lowlands, a low, level region in S, central, and E Scotland.
3.
Lowlands, the speech of those native to the Scottish Lowlands.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a lowland or lowlands.
5.
(initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Lowlands of Scotland or the speech of this area.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10; low1 + land
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Examples from the web for lowland
  • lowland areas into which cold air flows are called cold-air basins.
  • Many fertile lowland areas are swarming with deadly mosquitoes.
  • The data on these prehistoric humans come from cave excavations in lowland wet zone.
  • Migrants came mostly from the surrounding mountainous regions to settle in the lowland plains and valleys.
  • Western lowland gorillas are endangered, but they remain far more common than their relatives, the mountain gorillas.
  • Mountain gorillas have longer hair and shorter arms than their lowland cousins.
  • You'll find plenty of trails that take you through the park's lowland forests.
  • The climates range from desert and savannah to lowland woodlands and tropical rainforests.
  • lowland rain forest remains the primary habitat for the jaguar, where it hunts deer and other small mammals.
  • The island features a lowland area in its center, with glacier-smoothed mountains around much of the edge.
British Dictionary definitions for lowland

lowland

/ˈləʊlənd/
noun
1.
relatively low ground
2.
(often pl) a low generally flat region
adjective
3.
of or relating to a lowland or lowlands
Derived Forms
lowlander, noun

Lowland

/ˈləʊlənd/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Lowlands of Scotland or the dialect of English spoken there
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Word Origin and History for lowland
n.

c.1500, originally with reference to Scotland, from low (adj.) + land (n.). Related: Lowlander.

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