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muck +‎ land


muckland (countable and uncountable, plural mucklands)

  1. Land whose soil is primarily composed of humus from drained swampland, used for growing certain crops such as onions and carrots.
    • 1889, Samuel N. Rhoads, “Annotated list of land and fresh-water shells recently collected in the vicinity of Miami, Florida”, in Pamphlets on Biology: Kofoid collection[1]:
      Abundant and of universal distribution in all kinds of situations except muckland.
    • 1999, Ralph W. Tiner, Wetland Indicators: A Guide to Wetland Identification, Delineation, Classification, and Mapping[2]:
      Pump-drained mucklands (organic soils) to produce crops like cabbage, lettuce, onions, and carrots are likely to still retain wetland hydrology.
    • 2007 May 27, The Associated Press, “A Champion at 80: Basilio’s Only Fight Now Is With Age”, in New York Times[3]:
      Basilio’s picaresque journey began on an onion farm in Canastota in central New York’s muckland, one of 10 children of Italian immigrants.