What is another word for marshland?

Pronunciation: [mˈɑːʃlənd] (IPA)

Marshland is a specific term used to describe a type of wetland ecosystem that is dominated by reeds, grasses and various other plants. However, there are other synonyms that can be used to describe this type of environment. These include swamp, bog, fen and moor. Each of these terms has its own unique characteristics. Swamps are usually characterized by standing water, while bogs have acidic soil that supports unique plant species. Fens have mineral-rich water and are home to nutrient-loving plants. Lastly, moors are elevated and have drier soil than most marshlands. All these different synonyms for marshland are used commonly by scientists, researchers, and environmentalists to describe similar types of wetlands.

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    • Noun, singular or mass
      marsh.
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Usage examples for Marshland

At sunset we climbed up to the topmost tier and stood together as though on an island tower in the midst of a sea of marshland.
"Swirling Waters"
Max Rittenberg
A narrow canal, bordered by low swampy marshland, allowed us to get within a mile of the village and tie up among the shallows, whereupon the mosquitoes gathered from far and near, and fell upon us.
"A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil"
T. R. Swinburne
Archer did not obey these directions at all, for he sat with his hands clasped over his knees, gazing down across the dark marshland below.
"Tom Slade with the Boys Over There"
Percy K. Fitzhugh

Famous quotes with Marshland

  • In a marshland amongst the crocodiles, there float beautiful water lilies! Even in the Hell, one can find the good and the beauty.
    Mehmet Murat ildan

Related words: marshlands, swamp, wetland, bog, fens, moor

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