Swale



noun, Chiefly Northeastern U.S.
1.
a low place in a tract of land, usually moister and often having ranker vegetation than the adjacent higher land.
2.
a valleylike intersection of two slopes in a piece of land.
noun
1.
(mainly US)

a moist depression in a tract of land, usually with rank vegetation
(as modifier): swell and swale topography

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