bush·​land | \ ˈbu̇sh-ˌland How to pronounce bushland (audio) \

Definition of bushland

Examples of bushland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Specialized drones are being tested in a program to boost koala numbers on Australia's east coast, dropping seeds of gum trees as part of a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) scheme to regenerate bushland torched in the country's historic bushfires. Reuters, CNN, "Drones to drop seeds to boost koala gum tree numbers after devastating Australia bushfires," 20 Oct. 2020 There were rumors that parts of this natural bushland, which depends on fire to propagate, might never fully regenerate, because the heat from the fires was so intense that the soil seed bank may have been destroyed. David Maurice Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Great Koala Rescue Operation," 10 June 2020 Starting in 1975, Mr. Kerzner oversaw its creation, hewn from raw bushlands and rising in a jumble of architectural whimsy in what was then the nominally independent homeland of Bophuthatswana. Alan Cowell, New York Times, "Sol Kerzner, South African Casino Tycoon, Is Dead at 84," 27 Mar. 2020 On Sunday, helicopters loaded with boxes of sweet potatoes and carrots flew over bushland and canyons. Fox News, "As Australia fires rage, crews airdrop vegetables to feed starving animals," 13 Jan. 2020 Eucalyptus trees, an Australian bushland staple, are also known to be especially flammable. Fox News, "Climate change or poor policy? As Australia’s wildfires see some relief, the blame game ascends," 17 Jan. 2020 This is true to form; Australians spend a lot of time not thinking about their bushland. Time, "Most Australians Don't Spend a Lot of Time Thinking About the Bush. The Wildfires Remind Us What We Could Lose," 23 Jan. 2020 Subsonic and Lost Paradise -- both festivals conceived in Sydney and staged in rural NSW bushland -- were called off due to the dangerous conditions. Jack Tregoning, Billboard, "Where to Dance In: Sydney," 19 Feb. 2020 That’s my sense of home is those animals and the sounds and the feels of the bushland and those animals being in them. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "The Louisville Zoo is helping animals harmed by the Australia bushfires — and so can you," 21 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bushland

1827, in the meaning defined above

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29 Oct 2020

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“Bushland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushland. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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