Definitions

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

  • noun An area of land that is low in relation to the surrounding country.
  • adjective Relating to or characteristic of low, usually level land.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Land which is low with respect to the neighboring country; a low or level tract of land: most commonly used in the plural.
  • Of or pertaining to the Lowlands, or to a low or level country: as, Lowland Scotch; a lowland race; lowland plants or animals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Land which is low with respect to the neighboring country; a low or level country; -- opposed to highland.
  • noun Belgium and Holland; the Netherlands; also, the southern part of Scotland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Area which is lower than surrounding areas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of relatively low or level country
  • noun low level country

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From low + land.

Examples

  • Deltochilum valgum Burmeister killed and consumed millipedes in lowland rainforest in Peru.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The tomato could grow in lowland places where the tomatillo did not do well, and thus filled an important culinary niche.

    Tomatoes and Tomatillos: Salsa Essentials

  • The tomato could grow in lowland places where the tomatillo did not do well, and thus filled an important culinary niche.

    Tomatoes and Tomatillos: Salsa Essentials

  • Over fifteen species of wild peanuts are found in lowland Bolivia, where they were first domesticated and spread to Brazil, the Carribbean, and Tehuacan, Mexico, the ancient agricultural community in southern Puebla state where archeologists unearthed the oldest kernels of corn.

    The Humble Peanut Stars in Mexican Cuisine: Los Cacahuates

  • Over fifteen species of wild peanuts are found in lowland Bolivia, where they were first domesticated and spread to Brazil, the Carribbean, and Tehuacan, Mexico, the ancient agricultural community in southern Puebla state where archeologists unearthed the oldest kernels of corn.

    The Humble Peanut Stars in Mexican Cuisine: Los Cacahuates

  • Over fifteen species of wild peanuts are found in lowland Bolivia, where they were first domesticated and spread to Brazil, the Carribbean, and Tehuacan, Mexico, the ancient agricultural community in southern Puebla state where archeologists unearthed the oldest kernels of corn.

    The Humble Peanut Stars in Mexican Cuisine: Los Cacahuates

  • Q What spot of lowland is it, upon which the sun shone once, but will never again shine till

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Over fifteen species of wild peanuts are found in lowland Bolivia, where they were first domesticated and spread to Brazil, the Carribbean, and Tehuacan, Mexico, the ancient agricultural community in southern Puebla state where archeologists unearthed the oldest kernels of corn.

    The Humble Peanut Stars in Mexican Cuisine: Los Cacahuates

  • The fact that Hose’s civet has now been recorded in lowland forest as well as in montane regions at least suggests that it’s ‘more common and widespread than previously thought’ (Wells et al. 2005, p. 13).

    That’s no mystery carnivore (part II)… it’s a giant squirrel!

  • The fact that Hose’s civet has now been recorded in lowland forest as well as in montane regions at least suggests that it’s ‘more common and widespread than previously thought’ (Wells et al. 2005, p. 13).

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