Definition of marshland in English:



mass nounalso marshlands
  • Land consisting of marshes.

    ‘acres of meadows and marshlands’
    as modifier ‘marshland landscapes’
    • ‘Mostly these long-term anoxia-tolerant species inhabit bogs, wet marshlands, pools, river banks, and salt marshes or else are accustomed to survive long periods under a closed ice-layer.’
    • ‘The large areas of woodland, moors, marshlands and lowlands around east Lancashire were obviously difficult to manage from the castle.’
    • ‘The wetland park, which will soon be the animal's permanent home, will cover 64 hectares of land and include tropical marshland.’
    • ‘And off to the right, you can see all the wetlands and marshlands that lead to the Lakes.’
    • ‘Louisiana is known for its bayous and marshlands.’
    • ‘The bayous and marshland of southern Louisiana host one of the largest agglomerations of industry in North America.’
    • ‘He was charged with many aspects of land management in the marshlands he knows so well.’
    • ‘And under the benign gaze of such governments, the poor have filled up marshland, resurfaced uneven land, all with their own labour, and built their homes.’
    • ‘In seeking to set aside actual swamp and marshland, local advocates found that while wetlands abounded, they were highly altered by human action.’
    • ‘Acres of the perfectly uniform crops along the fens, the reclaimed marshlands of Cambridgeshire, are ripening, but until the rain lifts the harvesters will not be leaving their homes.’
    • ‘The rest is designated as prairie and marshland, winding throughout the development and sometimes right up to back porches.’
    • ‘This, he said, is backed up by remnants of nibbled grass in the mound, which he thinks shows livestock were brought to graze on land that was once boggy marshland.’
    • ‘At high tide, seawater from the Atlantic floods in, spreads out over the marshes, and slowly, while the marshlands are warmed by sun and whipped by wind, the seawater becomes saltier and saltier.’
    • ‘The fenlands of eastern England were originally marshland, but have been turned into rich farmland by efficient drainage.’
    • ‘To the west, a thick patch of forest stretched all the way to the sea, punctuated in several places by vast marshlands and winding rivers.’
    • ‘Thought to be named after the cranes which feed on them, cranberries proliferate in the boggy marshlands of the Canadian and North American seaboard.’
    • ‘Roads penetrate deeper and deeper into what were once pampas, dense forests and marshland.’
    • ‘Acadian farms, dependent on dikes and the development of marshland, were self-contained and achieved high levels of production of cereals and apples, and then of livestock.’
    • ‘New Orleans is a city built on silt and drained marshland, positioned at the mouth of the Mississippi River.’
    • ‘‘The drainage of the marshlands destroyed the wintering and staging habitat of several million migratory waterbirds,’ he said.’