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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fenland low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water "thousands of acres of marshland","the fens of eastern England"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fenland Marshy land; fens; specifically, in England, the marshy region in Cambridge, Norfolk, Lincoln, and adjacent counties, now in great part reclaimed.
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In literature:

The good Ivo was overseas, busy on the Brittany marches, and there was no ruler in Fenland.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
I have heard that there are Britons in the fenland there.
"A Prince of Cornwall" by Charles W. Whistler
A specialist told me once in Ealing that no inn could compare with the Griffin, a Fenland inn.
"Hills and the Sea" by H. Belloc
Fenland or Finland, ii.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
Ely is nearly, but not quite, the highest spot in the Fenland.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting
He rode one day, in the height of summer, for miles across the fenland.
"Beside Still Waters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
To the south and west the slight hills bordering the fenland rise gently.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
The Ermine Street ran north and south through the Fenland from London to Lincoln.
"The Towns of Roman Britain" by James Oliver Bevan
Yet the fenland was not altogether a wilderness of reed-grown marsh and watery swamp.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
So too did the morasses of the fenland.
"Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely" by Edward Conybeare
Happy is the man or woman who can rejoice in both of these aspects of the Fenland.
"Through East Anglia in a Motor Car" by J. E. (James Edmund) Vincent
The carriage was shadowed and dusky as they rushed through the desolate fenlands.
"When It Was Dark" by Guy Thorne