Wetland vs Sloughy - What's the difference?

wetland | sloughy |


As a noun wetland

is land that is covered mostly with water, with occasional marshy and soggy areas.

As an adjective sloughy is

marshy; having the characteristics of a wetland.

wetland

Noun

(en noun)
  • Land that is covered mostly with water, with occasional marshy and soggy areas.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-01
  • , author=Nancy Langston , title=The Fraught History of a Watery World , volume=101, issue=1, page=59 , magazine= citation , passage=European adventurers found themselves within a watery world, a tapestry of streams, channels, wetlands , lakes and lush riparian meadows enriched by floodwaters from the Mississippi River.}}

    Usage notes

    The plural form is more commonly used.

    Hyponyms

    * bog * fen * marsh * mire * swamp

    sloughy

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Marshy; having the characteristics of a wetland.
  • * 1724 , , The Drapier's Letters (1903 edition), Letter 7:
  • Neither should that odious custom be allowed, of cutting scraws, (as they call them) which is flaying off the green surface of the ground, to cover their cabins; or make up their ditches; sometimes in shallow soils, where all is gravel within a few inches; and sometimes in low ground, with a thin greensward, and sloughy underneath; which last turns all into bog, by this mismanagement.
  • * 1918 , , The Song of the Lark , part 1, ch. 1:
  • The Swedish Reform Church was in a sloughy , weedy district, near a group of factories.

    Synonyms

    * boggy, miry, mucky, swampy