brushland

noun
brush·land | \-ˌland \

Definition of brushland 

: an area covered with brush growth

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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, chicagotribune.com, "‘They just took them?’ Frantic parents separated from their kids fill courts on the border," 10 June 2018 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, Washington Post, "‘They just took them?’ Frantic parents separated from their kids fill courts on the border," 9 June 2018 Joined by state troopers and a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department game warden, the team used a Google Earth map to divide the brushland into sectors. Bruce Selcraig, San Antonio Express-News, "Arrest in police officer’s killing described at capital murder trial," 8 Mar. 2018 Years ago, the government built the border fence across his family’s land near San Benito, severing easy access to a strip of brushland by the Rio Grande where the family used to gather for big occasions, like Easter. T. Christian Miller, Propublica, Julian Aguilar And Kiah Collier, star-telegram, "These are the border fence’s uncompensated victims from a government land grab," 15 Dec. 2017 What bothers him, though, is that Homeland Security now uses the brushland on the other side of the gate as a rallying point for patrols. T. Christian Miller, Propublica, Julian Aguilar And Kiah Collier, star-telegram, "These are the border fence’s uncompensated victims from a government land grab," 15 Dec. 2017 After years of warning Californians to be wary all year round because the drought had left forests and brushlands tinder dry, officials are concerned that residents may think the danger has passed because of last year’s heavy rainfall. Sam Stanton, sacbee, "Fierce winds predicted through the weekend have fire officials on edge," 6 Oct. 2017

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1820, in the meaning defined above

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