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[swomp-land] /ˈswɒmpˌlænd/
land or an area covered with swamps.
Origin of swampland
An Americanism dating back to 1655-65; swamp + land Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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


a permanently waterlogged area; marshland
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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