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swampland

[swomp-land] /ˈswɒmpˌlænd/
noun
1.
land or an area covered with swamps.
Origin of swampland
1655-1665
1655-65, Americanism; swamp + land
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  • Niobe was an ideal herbarium for growing the swampland plant from which the complex of alkaloids was extracted.

    To Choke an Ocean Jesse F. (Jesse Franklin) Bone
  • The country beyond the swampland afforded much better traveling.

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • Farrell gave it up and limped outside, to stand scowling unhappily at the dreary expanse of swampland.

    Pet Farm Roger Dee
  • What balanced there now, as if walking the treacherous surface of the swampland, was no animal.

    Voodoo Planet Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for swampland

swampland

/ˈswɒmpˌlænd/
noun
1.
a permanently waterlogged area; marshland
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