wetland

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wetland ‎(plural wetlands)

  1. (chiefly plural) 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”, in American Scientist[1], 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.

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