Definition of swampland in English:



mass nounalso swamplands
  • Land consisting of swamps.

    ‘many had trekked through swampland to reach the border’
    • ‘Discover the hermit thrush in shady maple and hemlock groves, bobolinks in golden hay fields, northern water thrush in swamplands, and hawks migrating in autumn.’
    • ‘Discover the hermit thrush as you hike through shady maple and hemlock groves, or encounter bobolinks in golden hayfields and northern waterthrush in subarctic swamplands.’
    • ‘In the mid-1970s, he claimed to have received a calling from God to transform two acres of swampland on his property into a sculpture park, which he named Paradise Garden.’
    • ‘At least 50,000 snakes overwinter in these dens every year, dispersing into the surrounding muskeg swampland during summer.’
    • ‘Mr. Kubota was only a youngster when he handed over $800 earned from magazine and newspaper sales to help his father purchase five acres of logged-off swampland in the city's South End.’
    • ‘The Risotian Expanse was home to a race of swamp farmers who resided on floating man-made islands in the swamplands at the southernmost tip of Osara.’
    • ‘Since swamplands are not where most tourists normally go, students will have to search out pictures from geography books and perhaps from books and magazines on hunting and fishing.’
    • ‘These formations are commonly the seaward part of coastal swamplands that eventually develop into deep peat formations.’
    • ‘Individual species have adapted to a wide diversity of ecosystems ranging from desert-like habitats to rain forests and swamplands.’
    • ‘The Incas were also adept at engineering bridges over the many rivers and ravines of their mountainous land, as well as causeways over tracts of swampland.’
    • ‘While the mainland of Suriname was swampland, infested with malaria, the mountainous island of Curaçao has always been free of malaria.’
    • ‘It was a large, indoor school that sat upon a sandy island surrounded by marshy swampland.’
    • ‘Nature's third largest cat - after the tiger and the lion - the jaguar can survive in a variety of terrain ranging from swamplands to drought-stricken country.’
    • ‘He was hunting in the flooded, thickly wooded swampland of Bayou Meto in Arkansas with a couple of his buddies, and having a good day.’
    • ‘We met with so many surprises - ice mountains, mountain lakes, swampland, original forests with different layers of red pines, silver birches and trees I didn't recognize.’
    • ‘The shale beds above and below the coal seams range in depth from twenty to sixty feet and represent a period when the sea advanced and flooded the swamplands in which the forests grew.’
    • ‘A conservation success story is crawling through the swamplands of South Florida, northernmost home of the American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus.’
    • ‘Last Friday the first of a series of water quality tests by the Titikaveka College senior science students revealed traces of elements existing in streams and swamplands.’
    • ‘Marshmallow, which grows in the primordial bogs and swamplands, was harvested and used to fashion these crude idols, which were then devoured to cure thigh ache.’
    marsh, bog, quagmire, mire, morass, fen, quag, sump
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