dryland

adjective
dry·​land | \ ˈdrī-ˌland How to pronounce dryland (audio) \

Definition of dryland

: 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 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, "Indigenous farming practices failing as climate change disrupts seasons," 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, "In Randy Kennedy’s Presidio, a Startling Road Trip Thriller Full of Twists and Turns," 17 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of dryland

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Dryland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dryland. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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