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marshland

[mahrsh-land] /ˈmɑrʃˌlænd/
noun
1.
a region, area, or district characterized by marshes, swamps, bogs, or the like.
Origin of marshland
1150
before 1150; Middle English mershland, Old English merscland. See marsh, land
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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

marshland

/ˈmɑːʃlənd/
noun
1.
land consisting of marshes
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Word Origin and History for marshland
n.

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

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