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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The family believes the Tasmanian devil got into the house, which backs up onto undeveloped bushland, by following their puppy Gecko inside after the pet went outdoors for a bathroom break. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 29 Dec. 2022 Set in scrub-throttled bushland thick with native banksias and grass trees, or yaminas, the camp was built in close consultation with the palawa, under the guidance of the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania. Nina Karnikowski, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Dec. 2022 Last year, wildfires ravaged about 300,000 acres of forest and bushland in different parts of Greece as the country experienced its worst heat wave in 30 years. Reuters, NBC News, 20 July 2022 In the last few weeks, dozens of cases have been reported in remote towns across New South Wales—the state that includes Sydney, but also great expanses of sparsely populated bushland. Amy Gunia, Time, 25 Aug. 2021 Before the non-venomous Diamond python could slither off with a jar of paprika and spook the other customers, handler Helaina Alati captured it with a snake bag and released it safely into nearby bushland. Amy Wray, CNN, 20 Aug. 2021 Even during dry seasons, the Amazon -- a humid rainforest -- doesn't catch fire easily, unlike the dry bushland in California or Australia. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 15 July 2021 These humans dramatically modified the landscape and ecosystem by burning forests to yield a sprawling bushland that remains today, according to a report published on Wednesday in Science Advances. Katarina Zimmer​, Scientific American, 5 May 2021 Farther down the Great Ocean Road, which is flanked by rugged bushland on one side and surf on the other, is the Twelve Apostles, a popular natural attraction of limestone stacks that rise from the water. Patrick Scott Peter Kujawinski Elaine Sciolino Tacey Rychter Sui-lee Wee Charu Suri, New York Times, 7 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bushland was in 1827

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“Bushland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushland. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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