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[mass noun] Land consisting of marshes or swamps; saturated land:‘the draining of British wetlands’[count noun] ‘the lake is recognized as a wetland of great international importance’[as modifier] ‘wetland habitats’
marsh, marshland, swamp, swampland, sump, mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slough, fen, fenland, wetland, carrView synonyms
- ‘Wildlife habitats, wetlands and watersheds have been wiped out all over the place.’
- ‘Both species need large areas of fens and wetlands and are highly intolerant of human disturbance at nest sites.’
- ‘They require a mosaic of heath, blanket bog and wetland, with rough grazing, shrubs and trees for cover.’
- ‘The rain becomes torrential as I drive through the vast wetlands of the Bayou.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Coral reefs provide protection to coastal areas and protect delicate coastal wetlands and mangrove swamps from storms.’
- ‘Breeds on wetlands, moorland, water-side meadows, both coastal and inland.’
- ‘It was then tested and found to apply in other habitat types such as wetlands and Mediterranean grasslands.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It is also released naturally from swamps, wetlands and the ocean.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The reserve in a partly flooded gravel pit now has three wetland habitats - open water, marsh and willow scrub.’
- ‘Shrubs and bushes will be used to create the hilltop wetlands by blocking drainage ditches dug by sheep farmers.’
- ‘They live on moors and wetlands, while the tower is surrounded by bustling streets made of concrete.’
- ‘She said the wetlands, estuaries and forest streams that pateke call home were under threat.’
- ‘Typha spp. are highly productive aquatic plants that grow in a variety of habitats throughout wetlands worldwide.’
- ‘She was doing the first formal survey of our wooded wetlands in the east field.’
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