Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A plain bordering a river and subject to flooding.

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  • noun geography An alluvial plain that may or may not experience occasional or periodic flooding.

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  • noun a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to flooding

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Examples

  • Land along rivers is usually characterized by floodplain levels related to past submergence in times of high water.

    Bird Cloud

  • Land along rivers is usually characterized by floodplain levels related to past submergence in times of high water.

    Bird Cloud

  • Land along rivers is usually characterized by floodplain levels related to past submergence in times of high water.

    Bird Cloud

  • Land along rivers is usually characterized by floodplain levels related to past submergence in times of high water.

    Bird Cloud

  • September 2, 2005 at 10: 24 am building on a floodplain is folly, and that’s exactly what New Orleans did.

    Rebuilding New Orleans? « BuzzMachine

  • It's part of the little hills that you get on both sides of that floodplain, which is the Missouri Valley.

    CNN Transcript Jun 11, 2008

  • It's part of the little hills that you get on both sides of that floodplain, which is the Missouri Valley.

    CNN Transcript Jun 11, 2008

  • There are three other snakes that are nearly endemic to the ecoregion, namely floodplain water snake (Lycodonomorphus obscuriventris), dwarf wolf snake (Lycophidion nanus) and eyebrow viper (Proatheris superciliaris).

    Zambezian coastal flooded savanna

  • In contrast to the grasslands, the floodplain was a wilderness of marshes, small lakes, woods, and tangled undergrowth with the river churning through it.

    The Plains of Passage

  • The huge trees of the floodplain are an extra attraction, offering leafy canopies for nesting, large crops of seeds and nuts, and trunks riddled with nesting cavities and bark insects.

    The Field Guide to Wildlife Habitats of the Eastern United States

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