Definition of lowland in US English:

lowland

noun

also lowlands
  • 1Low-lying country.

    ‘economic power gravitated toward the lowlands’
    as modifier ‘lowland farming’
    • ‘Both in the uplands and the lowlands insects continued to represent an astonishing diversity of forms.’
    • ‘Compared with the surrounding terrain, Niamakoroni's lowlands are relatively lush.’
    • ‘Roughly made thonged sandals were worn only in lowland areas where the terrain was rocky.’
    • ‘To the west lie the Bordeaux lowlands and the Gironde Estuary, to the south the plains of Languedoc, and to the east the Rhône valley.’
    • ‘The refuges were mainly areas of lowland rainforest that survived when savanna became more widely distributed in colder and drier episodes.’
    • ‘Alpine regions, lowland forests and wetlands all have characteristic species.’
    • ‘The topography of Kerala could be divided into highland, midland and lowland areas.’
    • ‘It is believed that the hardest-hit areas will be on the mainland, especially the lowlands.’
    • ‘Rising sea levels for Tuvalu have created serious lowland flooding.’
    • ‘It primarily grazes and rests on highland or lowland desert, semidesert or steppe.’
    • ‘They often move into wooded lowlands in winter, but there is no consistent migration.’
    • ‘It features everything from snow-capped mountains and river canyons to the lowlands of the Amazon basin.’
    • ‘Greystones Farm is a site of special scientific interest, with lowland wet meadow in which orchids flourish.’
    • ‘Both uplands and lowlands possess a variety of soils.’
    • ‘But up in the mountains there are not these extensive areas of lowland tundra where all the birds and the musk oxen can live.’
    • ‘The study area is a fragmented landscape of lowland tropical rainforest surrounded by roads, cultivated fields and pasturelands.’
    • ‘The north-east of England is a land where uplands and lowlands meet, and are never far apart.’
    • ‘In the summer, they breed on marshy, lowland tundra at the northern limits of the boreal forest.’
    • ‘The Buddha was born in the Terai lowlands near the foothills of the Himalayas just inside the borders of modern-day Nepal.’
    • ‘Both tree species are common in primary and secondary forests, from uplands to lowlands.’
    grassland, flatland, pasture, meadowland, open country, prairie, savannah, steppe
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    1. 1.1 The region of Scotland lying south and east of the Highlands.

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