brushland

noun

brush·​land ˈbrəsh-ˌland How to pronounce brushland (audio)
: an area covered with brush growth

Examples of brushland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The brushland near Hemet is streaked bright red by retardant, which is dyed so pilots can see where it’s already been dropped. Connor Sheets, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2022 The Del Rio sector, a gargantuan 47-county riverfront region of sparsely populated brushland, is the second-busiest on the entire Southwest Border. Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2021 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 bjtobin@gannett.com and 502-582-4181 or follow on Twitter @TobinBen. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, 9 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brushland was in 1820

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“Brushland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brushland. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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