marshland marshland  /ˈmɑrʃ ˌlænd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In Empire, almost 1 million gallons of oil have broken out of a giant Chevron storage tank, coating the levees and seeping into the marshland.
  2. Across the river from this retail mecca, a futuristic vision called Pudong sparkles as the city's new financial district on what was mostly marshland 15 years ago.
  3. Once it was a forbidding wilderness of marshland and saw grass that had to be drained and tamed before southern Florida could realize its rich potential.

News

  • Homeowners Claim Coastal Land Worthless

    A group of homeowners in Savannah's Chatham County is fighting their property values based on a novel argument. They claim their waterfront property is worthless because of Georgia's protections on coastal marshland. Georgia law heavily regulates marshlands. There are exceptions. read more
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

Quotes

  1. "You can hear the silence. It's obvious this marshland has been damaged," Jindal said. "You don't see bugs. You don't see the marine life you should see there. This is literally the Gulf's nursery. It's so important to our way of life to...
    on Jun 2, 2010 By: Bobby Jindal Source: ESPN

  2. Maddin, to prolonged applause, told the gathering that "our marshland mating ritual has been consummated in this moment."
    on Sep 15, 2007 By: Guy Maddin Source: Jam! Showbiz

  3. "It's already marshland," said Don Strickland, a spokesman for the state Department of Water Resources. "It'll get a little more marshy."
    on Jul 21, 2005 By: Donald Strickland Source: KTVU.com

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