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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. 2018.
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  • Though a marshland is always open it is still curiously secret.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • So the dirge of the frog is the cry of the spirit of river and marshland.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe
  • At the back of them was a marshland, dense with trees and underbrush.

    Rose O'Paradise Grace Miller White
  • Then the ruffian turned, slowly dragging her foot by foot into the marshland.

    Rose O'Paradise Grace Miller White
  • To her supprise Helen came to the door instead of marshland.

    Daisy Ashford: Her Book Daisy Ashford
  • "Ah this is marshland's cooking" thought Helen as she raised the cover of the dish.

    Daisy Ashford: Her Book Daisy Ashford
  • After spending a while there, they back-tracked to the marshland area.

  • As the flock settled on the marshland, Hawk Eye fitted an arrow to his bow.

    Hawk Eye David Cory
  • The long stretch of marshland, on which the golf links were situated, was empty.

    The Kingdom of the Blind E. Phillips Oppenheim
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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