What is another word for marshlands?

Pronunciation: [mˈɑːʃləndz] (IPA)

Marshlands are areas of low-lying, often waterlogged, land dominated by vegetation such as reeds, grasses and sedges. There are a variety of other names that can be used to describe these areas, including wetlands, swamplands, bogs, fenlands, and moors. Wetlands are broad term that includes both marshes and other types of water-rich habitats, such as swamps and bogs. Swamplands are similar to marshes but tend to have more trees, while bogs are areas of peat-forming vegetation. Fenlands are wetlands that have a high water table, and moors are areas of open habitat dominated by grasses and other low-lying vegetation. Whatever the term, all of these areas are important ecosystems that provide habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal species.

What are the hypernyms for Marshlands?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Marshlands

  • Natural erosion had reduced the critical barrier islands in the Gulf, the result of the destruction of some 300,000 acres of wetlands. This amounted to 30 miles of marshlands.
    Mortimer Zuckerman

Related words: marshland, wetlands, swamp, peatland

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