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[mahrsh-land] /ˈmɑrʃˌlænd/
a region, area, or district characterized by marshes, swamps, bogs, or the like.
Origin of marshland
before 1150; Middle English mershland, Old English merscland. See marsh, land Unabridged
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Examples from the web for marshland
  • Fertilizer runoff can be recaptured by diverting a portion of river water into settling ponds or marshland behind levees.
  • What you can do to protect your marshland home and tips on living safely in a marshland environment.
  • They flourished, and he began filling in more marshland, making more ponds as he added new varieties of flowers.
  • Today the marshland habitat has returned and supports a rich variety of marsh plants, birds and other animals.
  • The marshland areas were primarily used for food from the plants and small animals found there.
  • The topography is characterized by flat, low marshland subject to flooding, especially with easterly winds.
British Dictionary definitions for marshland


land consisting of marshes
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Word Origin and History for marshland

Old English mersclond; see marsh + land (n.).

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