coastal plain

coast·al plain
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kohs-tl pleyn]
    • /ˈkoʊs tl pleɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kohs-tl pleyn]
    • /ˈkoʊs tl pleɪn/

Definition of coastal plain words

  • noun coastal plain a plain extending along a coast. 1

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Origin of coastal plain

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900

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Parts of speech for Coastal plain


coastal plain popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 5% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for coastal plain

noun coastal plain

  • alluvial plain — a level or gently sloping surface formed of sediments laid down by streams, generally during flooding.
  • delta — A delta is an area of low, flat land shaped like a triangle, where a river splits and spreads out into several branches before entering the sea.
  • floodplain — a nearly flat plain along the course of a stream or river that is naturally subject to flooding.

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