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

Definition of bushland

Examples of bushland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 As fires blackened Australia’s bushland, the koala hospital had campaigned to raise 25,000 Australian dollars ($19,250) to aid the animals’ rehabilitation. Gloria Dickie, Scientific American, 2 Mar. 2021 At the peak of its power, the group was a notoriously brutal outfit whose members for years eluded Ugandan forces in the bushland of northern Uganda, where the civil war forced hundreds of thousands into camps for the internally displaced. Mike Corder, Star Tribune, 4 Feb. 2021 Gum tree leaves are koala's main food source, and restoring bushland and forest habitat razed in the 2019-2020 fires is key to their long-term survival in New South Wales state. Reuters, CNN, 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of bushland

1827, in the meaning defined above

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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 8 Dec. 2021.

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