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[swomp-land] /ˈswɒmpˌlænd/
land or an area covered with swamps.
Origin of swampland
1655-65, Americanism; swamp + land Unabridged
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Examples from the web for swampland
  • Vast stretches of new swampland are a breeding-ground for malarial mosquitoes.
  • Eradicating swampland also threatens economic activity.
  • Vegetation was cut back, and a hundred thousand acres of swampland were drained.
  • Initially responsible for administering swampland selections and cancellation of swampland lists.
  • Access is limited but that is largely due to the amount of swampland.
  • What had largely been swampland was turned into a water recreation resource.
  • Farmers had to be convinced, though, by better swampland yields in order to accept the working conditions.
  • The destruction of mangroves and draining swampland created new land for settlers.
  • While this poses an obvious threat to agricultural resources, nutria do even more damage to marshes and swampland.
British Dictionary definitions for swampland


a permanently waterlogged area; marshland
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