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  1. land or an area covered with swamps.
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Origin of swampland

An Americanism dating back to 1655–65; swamp + land
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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


  1. a permanently waterlogged area; marshland
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