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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for marshland

Contemporary Examples of marshland

Historical Examples of marshland

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for marshland



land consisting of marshes
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Word Origin and History for marshland

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

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