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Definition of "intervale" [intervale]

  • New England A tract of low-lying land, especially along a river. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intervale" in a sentence
  • "The crops were raised on the "intervale" and the cattle pastured on the mountain side."
  • "We had been living for some time at a place called Long Creek, on the margin of a broad and rapid stream, which might well have borne the more dignified appellation of river – the land on its borders was the flat, rich "intervale," so highly prized, formed by alluvial deposits."
  • "Despite a conflict over the intervale property, Fanny and her new husband lived there from 1794 until 1800."