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flood plain

Alternative forms: =floodplain, n.

  • The relatively level land bordering a stream, composed of sediments reworked by the river and subject to flooding. (Sigafoos 1964)
German: Flussebene
French: plaine d'inondation
Italian: pianura alluvionale
Spanish: llanura de inundación
Portuguese: plano de inundação
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