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Definition of "wetland" []

  • A lowland area, such as a marsh or swamp, that is saturated with moisture, especially when regarded as the natural habitat of wildlife: a program to preserve our state's wetlands. (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 "wetland" in a sentence
  • "If threatened or endangered species are present, the wetland is classified as an exceptional value wetland and warrants a 150-foot transition area from the wetland to the closest activity."
  • "Visiting sites like the Fourchon Maritime Ridge with folks volunteering their time and expertise to rebuild a little piece of Louisianan wetland is uplifting."
  • "These title wetland areas are the Gulf nurseries, and the places most sensitive to pollution."