Definition of grassland
1 : farmland occupied chiefly by forage plants and especially grasses
2a : land on which the natural dominant plant forms are grasses and forbsb : an ecological community in which the characteristic plants are grasses
Examples of grassland in a Sentence
stunning pictures of the giraffes and zebras roaming the grasslands of Africa
Recent Examples of grassland from the Web
The ecosystem makes a full sweep from alpine wetlands through grasslands and steppes to alpine meadows and snowy mountains and glaciers.
Invasive honeysuckle and buckthorn have been targeted for removal, and young bur oaks, often protected by a mesh blanket, have been planted among the grasslands.
In addition to creating an ideal environment for grassland birds, the land also is becoming a home to pollinators, such as the Monarch butterfly, Roth said.
The British Bumblebee Nest Survey has found that, more than forests or grasslands, bees like to live in gardens.
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First Known Use of grassland
GRASSLAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grassland for English Language Learners
: land covered with grasses and other soft plants but not with bushes and trees
GRASSLAND Defined for Kids
Definition of grassland for Students
: land covered with herbs (as grass and clover) rather than shrubs and trees
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