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swampland

[ swomp-land ]

noun

  1. land or an area covered with swamps.


swampland

/ ˈswɒmpˌlænd /

noun

  1. a permanently waterlogged area; marshland


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Word History and Origins

Origin of swampland1

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

This spacious plot of dirt in Osceola National Forest, nestled into a grove of trees covered with Spanish moss amid the swamplands of northern Florida, allows dispersed camping for up to 14 days and makes for a nice spot to enjoy time off the grid.

If these natural vaults get busted open, through deforestation or dredging of swamplands, it would take centuries before those redwoods or mangroves could grow back to their former fullness and reclaim all that carbon.

Like much of the state’s serpentine swampland, Alexander Springs Wilderness is best explored by paddling.

Thunderous sounds announce its arrival, piercing the silence that accompanies sundown in the swampland near Boystown, Liberia.

His feet thudded on rock, slithered on grass, shuffled through the mire of a narrow swampland.

What balanced there now, as if walking the treacherous surface of the swampland, was no animal.

Farrell gave it up and limped outside, to stand scowling unhappily at the dreary expanse of swampland.

The country beyond the swampland afforded much better traveling.

Niobe was an ideal herbarium for growing the swampland plant from which the complex of alkaloids was extracted.

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