Wetlands 31 words

  1. wetland
    a low area where the land is saturated with water
    A wetland is an area of land whose soil is saturated with moisture either permanently or seasonally.
  2. black spruce
    small spruce of boggy areas of northeastern North America having spreading branches with dense foliage; inferior wood
    Plant life found in wetlands includes mangrove, water lilies, cattails, sedges, tamarack, black spruce, cypress, gum, and many others.
  3. cattail
    tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes
    Plant life found in wetlands includes mangrove, water lilies, cattails, sedges, tamarack, black spruce, cypress, gum, and many others.
  4. wastewater
    water mixed with waste matter
    Wetlands also serve as natural wastewater purification systems—e.g., in Calcutta, India[4] and Arcata, California.[5]
  5. seasonally
    depending on the season
    A wetland is an area of land whose soil is saturated with moisture either permanently or seasonally.
  6. plant life
    (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    Plant life found in wetlands includes mangrove, water lilies, cattails, sedges, tamarack, black spruce, cypress, gum, and many others.
  7. biologically
    with respect to biology
    Wetlands are considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems.
  8. saturate
    infuse or fill completely
    A wetland is an area of land whose soil is saturated with moisture either permanently or seasonally.
  9. tamarack
    medium-sized larch of Canada and northern United States including Alaska having a broad conic crown and rust-brown scaly bark
    Plant life found in wetlands includes mangrove, water lilies, cattails, sedges, tamarack, black spruce, cypress, gum, and many others.
  10. saltwater
    water containing salts
    The water found in wetlands can be saltwater, freshwater, or brackish.
  11. ecosystem
    a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment
    Wetlands are considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems.
  12. amphibian
    cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
    Animal life includes many different amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, and mammals.[3]
  13. water lily
    an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae
    Plant life found in wetlands includes mangrove, water lilies, cattails, sedges, tamarack, black spruce, cypress, gum, and many others.
  14. freshwater
    water that is not salty
    The water found in wetlands can be saltwater, freshwater, or brackish.
  15. biodiversity
    the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)
    In many locations, such as the United Kingdom, Iraq, South Africa and the United States, wetlands are the subject of conservation efforts and Biodiversity Action Plans.
  16. sedge
    grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
    Plant life found in wetlands includes mangrove, water lilies, cattails, sedges, tamarack, black spruce, cypress, gum, and many others.
  17. mangrove
    a tropical tree or shrub bearing fruit that germinates while still on the tree and having numerous prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and are important in land building
    Plant life found in wetlands includes mangrove, water lilies, cattails, sedges, tamarack, black spruce, cypress, gum, and many others.
  18. purification
    the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
    Wetlands also serve as natural wastewater purification systems—e.g., in Calcutta, India[4] and Arcata, California.[5]
  19. mammal
    any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
    Animal life includes many different amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, and mammals.[3]
  20. saturated
    being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance
    A wetland is an area of land whose soil is saturated with moisture either permanently or seasonally.
  21. cypress
    any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones
    Plant life found in wetlands includes mangrove, water lilies, cattails, sedges, tamarack, black spruce, cypress, gum, and many others.
  22. conservation
    the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources
    In many locations, such as the United Kingdom, Iraq, South Africa and the United States, wetlands are the subject of conservation efforts and Biodiversity Action Plans.
  23. spruce
    any coniferous tree of the genus Picea
    Plant life found in wetlands includes mangrove, water lilies, cattails, sedges, tamarack, black spruce, cypress, gum, and many others.
  24. reptile
    any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including tortoises, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles, and extinct forms
    Animal life includes many different amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, and mammals.[3]
  25. bog
    wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel
    Wetlands include swamps, marshes, and bogs, among others.
  26. South America
    a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
    The world's largest wetland is the Pantanal which straddles Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay in South America.
  27. diverse
    distinctly dissimilar or unlike
    Wetlands are considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems.
  28. moisture
    wetness caused by water
    A wetland is an area of land whose soil is saturated with moisture either permanently or seasonally.
  29. permanently
    for a long time without essential change
    A wetland is an area of land whose soil is saturated with moisture either permanently or seasonally.
  30. marsh
    low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water
    Wetlands include swamps, marshes, and bogs, among others.
  31. swamp
    low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
    Wetlands include swamps, marshes, and bogs, among others.