Definition of wetland in English:

wetland

noun

  • Land consisting of marshes or swamps; saturated land.

    • ‘Breeds on wetlands, moorland, water-side meadows, both coastal and inland.’
    • ‘She said the wetlands, estuaries and forest streams that pateke call home were under threat.’
    • ‘A further third will be turned into wet pasture land and a third to wetland and reed beds in line with a plan approved by the Environmental Agency.’
    • ‘Wildlife habitats, wetlands and watersheds have been wiped out all over the place.’
    • ‘Coral reefs provide protection to coastal areas and protect delicate coastal wetlands and mangrove swamps from storms.’
    • ‘Shrubs and bushes will be used to create the hilltop wetlands by blocking drainage ditches dug by sheep farmers.’
    • ‘They require a mosaic of heath, blanket bog and wetland, with rough grazing, shrubs and trees for cover.’
    • ‘She was doing the first formal survey of our wooded wetlands in the east field.’
    • ‘The reserve in a partly flooded gravel pit now has three wetland habitats - open water, marsh and willow scrub.’
    • ‘The rain becomes torrential as I drive through the vast wetlands of the Bayou.’
    • ‘Typha spp. are highly productive aquatic plants that grow in a variety of habitats throughout wetlands worldwide.’
    • ‘It was then tested and found to apply in other habitat types such as wetlands and Mediterranean grasslands.’
    • ‘It is also released naturally from swamps, wetlands and the ocean.’
    • ‘They live on moors and wetlands, while the tower is surrounded by bustling streets made of concrete.’
    • ‘It is almost never found on mudflats or in wetlands where other shorebirds are found.’
    • ‘The terrain here is flat, and the poor drainage encourages the creation of wetlands and bogs.’
    • ‘Its large lagoons, mangrove wetlands, and swamps full of wild orchids and rare birds are all protected by the National Trust.’
    • ‘Found in a wide variety of haunts including open or lightly wooded farmland, moors, wetlands and urban areas.’
    • ‘It is common for the tailing ponds to be turned into wetlands or even grazing lands for buffalo such as the one made by Syncrude.’
    • ‘Both species need large areas of fens and wetlands and are highly intolerant of human disturbance at nest sites.’
    marsh, marshland, swamp, swampland, sump, mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slough, fen, fenland, wetland, carr
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Pronunciation:

wetland

/ˈwetˌland//ˈwetˌlənd/