Definition of bottomland in English:

bottomland

noun

North American
  • [mass noun] Low-lying land, typically by a river:

    [count noun] ‘on a fine bottomland’
    • ‘We measured the area of each spot-mapping plot that was ridge, bottomland, and midslope to determine the proportion available for each.’
    • ‘Selman's cottonwood recruitment has been beset by salt cedar invasion, deer browsing, and heavy grazing by cattle on lush bottomland grasses.’
    • ‘About a day's walk upstream from the confluence of the Shields and Yellowstone rivers, a sandstone bluff looms above the willow bottomland.’
    • ‘TNC has plans to buy and restore an additional 200,000 acres of bottomland hardwood forest there, including land that was cleared for soybeans in the '70s and '80s and will be reforested.’
    • ‘Even though the land is reclaimed, you will pass through many habitat types such as pastures, mixed forests, pine flatwoods, oak and hydric hammocks, scrub, and bottomland, swamp forests.’
    • ‘Today, however, most of the good bottomland has been subdivided, a scenario that is playing out on all sides of the Greater Yellowstone, whose human population grew at nearly twice the national rate in the 1990s.’
    • ‘Within its boundaries, Brazos Bend has clearly defined areas of gallery forest, freshwater marsh, coastal prairie and mixed hardwood bottomland.’
    • ‘The quieter ivory-bills retreated to darkened corners of the remaining bottomland, keeping their songs to themselves.’
    • ‘The second, indirect approach to assessing distribution of species was based on an ordination of quantitatively sampled bottomland stands.’
    • ‘In these treatments, habitats listed for this grass include marshes, bottomland forests, river banks, exposed bars and shores, and open ruderal areas.’
    • ‘The general study area is located in southeastern Louisiana where the southernmost Mississippi River bottomland forests grow.’
    • ‘But some say thousands and thousands of Louisiana black bear once roamed the rich forested bottomland of eastern Texas, Louisiana, and southern Mississippi.’
    • ‘Floods breath life into these hidden bottomland waterways and the land around them.’
    • ‘Its second-growth oaks, hickories, and sugar maples tower over the open pastures and fields of the lower slope and bottomland.’
    • ‘Few people seem to enjoy watching other people catch fish as much as this native of Panola County and its rich Sabine River bottomland.’
    • ‘You'll need land, of course, preferably rich, well-watered bottomland.’
    • ‘My grandparents owned a small farm, whittled down over the years to about 40 acres of bottomland, in some of the most productive agricultural land in America.’
    • ‘As one local farmer puts it: ‘Much of the land is moorland and poor quality, though there's some good bottomland usually along the streams and rivers.’’
    • ‘The gorge slowly widens northward to reveal river benches, flood plains, and broadening bottomland, most of which are now artificially flooded.’
    • ‘In addition to the hundred acres of decent bottomland, McGinty's old man also accumulated a little highland pasturage to the north of the valley, where he kept a few fat, lazy sheep.’

Pronunciation:

bottomland

/ˈbɒtəmland/