Definition of wetland in English:

wetland

noun

also wetlands
  • [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’
    • ‘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.’
    marsh, marshland, swamp, swampland, sump, mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slough, fen, fenland, wetland, carr
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Pronunciation:

wetland

/ˈwɛtlənd/