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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • marshland gave a cry as she beheld the sight of the unhappy Wilson slink into a corner.

    Daisy Ashford: Her Book Daisy Ashford
  • So the dirge of the frog is the cry of the spirit of river and marshland.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe
  • They have searched the woods, and the marshland, and the roadways.

  • At the back of them was a marshland, dense with trees and underbrush.

    Rose O'Paradise Grace Miller White
  • The lake was as smooth as a millpond, and surrounded with long stretches of marshland and heavy thickets of tropical growth.

    The Campaign of the Jungle Edward Stratemeyer
  • To her supprise Helen came to the door instead of marshland.

    Daisy Ashford: Her Book Daisy Ashford
  • Of course the Fenmen hated the very idea of the subjugation of the marshland.

    Through East Anglia in a Motor Car J. E. (James Edmund) Vincent
  • "Ah this is marshland's cooking" thought Helen as she raised the cover of the dish.

    Daisy Ashford: Her Book Daisy Ashford
  • In the summer a heavy, sweet scent had hung over the marshland, like the breath of a herd of sleeping cattle.

    Wild Folk Samuel Scoville
British Dictionary definitions for marshland


land consisting of marshes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for marshland

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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