brushland

noun
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 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, "Animatronic groundhog, coalfield crayfish, Old Bay sauce: News from around our 50 states," 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, "No, a genetic study didn’t pinpoint the ancestral homeland of all humans," 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 bjtobin@gannett.com and 502-582-4181 or follow on Twitter @TobinBen. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "What is a burn ban, and why have so many gone into effect recently throughout Kentucky?," 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, "Missouri man faces 15 counts of arson over California fires," 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, 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

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First Known Use of brushland

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Brushland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brushland. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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