brush·​land | \ ˈbrəsh-ˌland How to pronounce brushland (audio) \

Definition of brushland

: an area covered with brush growth

Examples of brushland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 20 miles northeast of the Lava Fire, the 9,836-acre Tennant Fire also was burning forest and brushland along Highway 97. Mallory Moench, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 July 2021 Most of the activity is in Northern California, where fires have chewed through about 500 square miles of brushland, rural areas, canyon country and dense forest surrounding San Francisco. The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Aug. 2020 Most of the activity is in Northern California — where fires have chewed through about 500 square miles of brushland, rural areas, canyon country and dense forest surrounding San Francisco. Wyatte Grantham-philips, USA TODAY, 21 Aug. 2020 Australia’s unprecedented wildfire season has charred huge expanses of brushland, rainforests and national parks – killing more than a billion wild animals by one estimate. USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2020 Two hundred thousand years ago, paleoclimate records suggest that the area was a lush wetland mostly surrounded by less-inviting arid brushland. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 1 Nov. 2019 During this season, burning within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland area is not allowed between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Contact Ben Tobin at and 502-582-4181 or follow on Twitter @TobinBen. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, 9 Oct. 2019 He was charged with 13 felony counts of arson of brushland and two of committing arson during a state of emergency. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Sep. 2019 Seven miles from Mexico and surrounded by brushlands that are home to the border's busiest smuggling routes, the Bentsen Tower federal courthouse has become one of the anguished epicenters of family separation. Michael E. Miller,, 10 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'brushland.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of brushland

1820, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About brushland

Time Traveler for brushland

Time Traveler

The first known use of brushland was in 1820

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near brushland

brush kangaroo



See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for brushland

Last Updated

11 Jul 2021

Cite this Entry

“Brushland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!