flat·land | \ˈflat-ˌland \

Definition of flatland 

1 : a region in which the land is predominantly flat usually used in plural

2 : land that lacks significant variation in elevation

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Other Words from flatland

flatlander \ˈflat-ˌlan-dər \ noun

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Twenty years ago, the few commercial wineries in the area were planting cabernet sauvignon and merlot on the flatlands in an effort to appeal to international markets. New York Times, "Reviving Ancient Spanish Vineyards, Building New Traditions," 24 May 2018 Two new park rangers to monitor and enforce park rules at flatland parks. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Phoenix City Council to vote on $4.4B budget that includes more funding for public safety," 21 May 2018 By Deanna Isaacs Leave the flatlands behind with a trip to Savanna and Galena, along the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi. Reader Staff, Chicago Reader, "The Road Trips Issue 2018," 30 May 2018 The loss of relatively well-paying factory jobs caused economic dislocation that still affects much of the neighborhood in the flatlands. Scott Garner, latimes.com, "Neighborhood Spotlight: Sun Valley again finds itself navigating bumps in the road," 29 June 2018 Sunflowers choke the fields of the country’s flatlands. Fluto Shinzawa, BostonGlobe.com, "The soundtrack of the Tour de France," 29 June 2018 Animal Kingdom sits on what once was a huge, barren flatland of nothing but miles and miles of sand dunes. Bruce Pecho, chicagotribune.com, "20 things you may not know about Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which turns 20 on Earth Day," 17 Apr. 2018 Views from the tops of these trails showcase a landscape dotted with cinder cones, lava domes and expansive lava flows that melt into the colorful flatlands of the Painted Desert and the edge of Grand Canyon. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Volcanoes in Arizona: Sunset Crater hike shows off eruption's aftermath," 12 June 2018 At the base of the pyramid, Roulot produces, in a good year, about 22,000 bottles of Bourgogne Blanc from several parcels of vines on the flatland below the village of Meursault. Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, "Meet Jean-Marc Roulot, the Actor Turned Top French Winemaker," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of flatland

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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