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wetland (plural wetlands)

  1. Land that is covered mostly with water, with occasional marshy and soggy areas.
    • 2013 January 1, Nancy Langston, “The Fraught History of a Watery World”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 1, page 59: 
      European adventurers found themselves within a watery world, a tapestry of streams, channels, wetlands, lakes and lush riparian meadows enriched by floodwaters from the Mississippi River.


Usage notes[edit]

The plural form is more commonly used.