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coastal plain

noun
1.
a plain extending along a coast.
Origin of coastal plain
1895-1900
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900
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  • This is known only on the coastal plain from Rhode Island to Maryland.

    The Fern Lover's Companion George Henry Tilton
  • It is located on the inner margin of the coastal plain and is surrounded by an area of the better soils of Albania.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • Both specimens were found beneath rocks in tropical semi-deciduous forest at an elevation of 15 meters on the coastal plain.

  • It is the most extensive in the state and includes the northern part of the coastal plain (see Fig. 2).

  • They flew over the trees, eastward to the prairie land, and then on through the coastal plain to the Atlantic Ocean.

  • The first is the coastal plain, composed of horizontal marine Tertiary sedimentary rocks, both of sand and clay.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • The western half of the plains of North America consists of two parts unlike either the Atlantic coastal plain or the prairies.

    The Red Man's Continent Ellsworth Huntington
  • Everywhere in the coastal plain this same belted character is more or less evident.

    The Red Man's Continent Ellsworth Huntington
  • It is due to the fertile soil of that part of the coastal plain known as the "cotton belt."

    The Red Man's Continent Ellsworth Huntington
  • Between the foot of the spur of the main range and the coastal plain is the low range known as the Shephelah.

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