from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See bottom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Flat land along a river, lying few feet above normal high water, often consisting of alluvial deposits and naturally fertile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See 1st Bottom, n., 7.
- n. low-lying alluvial land near a river.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as bottom, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. low-lying alluvial land near a river
And a lot of the best farmland is often bottomland, and it's called bottomland for a reason, because that's where the natural reservoirs were where rivers would overflow and sit there and deposit silt, very fertile land.
... kill all those weeds on the bottomland, that is.
Anchored by three dynamic narratives of Southerners who fled the "bottomland" to make their way North or West in pursuit of the American dream, Wilkerson is able to chart the differences of the treks depending on decade, city of origin and ultimate destination.
Somehow, the editorial board of the Virginian Pilot decided to dedicate a whole editorial to HB2310 about filled subaqueous bottomland.
I also drove along the edge of the flat bottomland where the bridge would be.
Located in an area pockmarked by coalmines and drained for farming, it is one of the Midwest's few remaining stretches of bottomland hardwood forest.
This was well before GPS and in that bottomland, everything looks the same --- few landmarks.
They're really prevalent in bottomland and wetlands.
Forest (across the tracks), so the state guys in yellow bladder-copters are hitting my property both sides of the ridge and the troops are in the bottomland managing a backfire that got away from 'em (and is heading for the spring house).
They're letting our bottomland burn, a back-fire, and we did make it through the night.