Definition of washland in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɒʃland/


[mass noun]
Land that is periodically flooded by a river or stream.
Example sentences
  • ‘I have got information from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister that states quite clearly that houses should not be built on flood plains and washland,’ she said.
  • The Government and the Environment Agency are now looking at other more traditional solutions to the threat of flooding, such as introducing washland and wetland to contain water.
  • He claimed that part of the land on which 500 new homes are to be built was also washland.

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