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Definitions of wetlands word

  • noun wetlands Plural form of wetland An area or region that is characteristically saturated; a marsh. 1
  • noun plural wetlands an area of swampy or marshy land, esp considered as part of an ecological system 0
  • noun wetlands plural of wetland An area or region that is characteristically saturated; a marsh. 0

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wetlands popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for wetlands

noun wetlands

  • swamp — a tract of wet, spongy land, often having a growth of certain types of trees and other vegetation, but unfit for cultivation.
  • lowland — land that is low or level, in comparison with the adjacent country.
  • marshland — a region, area, or district characterized by marshes, swamps, bogs, or the like.
  • fen — low land covered wholly or partially with water; boggy land; a marsh.
  • marsh — Dame (Edith) Ngaio [nahy-oh] /ˈnaɪ oʊ/ (Show IPA), 1899–1982, New Zealand writer of detective novels.

Antonyms for wetlands

noun wetlands

  • deserts — something that is deserved or merited; just reward or punishment

Top questions with wetlands

  • what are wetlands?
  • why are wetlands important?
  • how has the removal of wetlands impacted rivers and streams?
  • how are wetlands and aquifers related?
  • what characteristic is important for plants found in saltwater wetlands?
  • which of these are examples of freshwater wetlands?
  • where are wetlands located?
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  • what animals live in wetlands?
  • what do wetlands do for the environment?
  • what is coastal wetlands?
  • why are wetlands important to humans?
  • what do wetlands do for us?
  • what animals live in the wetlands?
  • how do wetlands affect water quality in an area?

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