- a region, area, or district characterized by marshes, swamps, bogs, or the like.
Origin of marshland
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Examples from the Web for marshland
The land loss continues; every 50 minutes, a football field–size chunk of marshland melts into the sea.BP’s $7.8 Billion Settlement of Deepwater Horizon Spill Does Nothing for Louisiana
John M. Barry
March 7, 2012
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
At the back of them was a marshland, dense with trees and underbrush.
Then the ruffian turned, slowly dragging her foot by foot into the marshland.
To her supprise Helen came to the door instead of Marshland.Daisy Ashford: Her Book
- land consisting of marshes
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Word Origin and History for marshland
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