black·​land ˈblak-ˌland How to pronounce blackland (audio)
: a heavy sticky black soil such as that covering large areas in Texas
blacklands plural : a region of blackland

Examples of blackland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under the massive transmission lines near White Rock Lake’s southern edge — where Oncor clear-cut a lush 3-acre stretch of the Old Fish Hatchery nature area — historic blackland prairie blossoms are taking hold. Dallas News, 12 Aug. 2022 Weaving a long figure-eight across Spring Creek and through bottomland forest and native blackland prairie remnants, these trails make for great nature and wildlife viewing opportunities and for hiking or biking. Dallas News, 24 May 2021 White Rock Lake Park is also home to some of the last few remnants of the blackland prairie, complete with great wildflower and wildlife viewing opportunities. Dallas News, 24 May 2021 Hope was part of a blackland prairie known as the Prairie De Roan. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, 10 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blackland was in 1803

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“Blackland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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