dry·​land ˈdrī-ˌland How to pronounce dryland (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a relatively arid region
a dryland wheat state
also : of, adapted to, practicing, or being agricultural methods (such as dry farming) suited to such a region

Examples of dryland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Runge, 24, a distance freestyler swimmer, her workouts now are dryland options such as running, hiking, cycling and yoga. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, 20 Mar. 2020 And because many of these calendars predominate in the parts of the world that are bearing the brunt of climate change, notably tropical and dryland areas, the value of their knowledge is shriveling fast. Peter Schwartzstein, National Geographic, 14 Oct. 2019 My father's family had been from that part of Texas for generations, struggling to make ends meet as dryland cotton farmers. Eve MacSweeney, Vogue, 17 Aug. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dryland was in 1893

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“Dryland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dryland. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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