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muckland

[muhk-land] /ˈmʌkˌlænd/
noun, Agriculture
1.
fertile farmland characterized by soil (muck soil) that contains a high percentage (between 20 percent and 50 percent) of organic matter.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; muck + -land
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  • He kept a watchful eye on several farmers who attempted to tame the muckland.

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