grassland

noun
grass·​land | \ ˈgras-ˌland How to pronounce grassland (audio) \

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 forbs
b : an ecological community in which the characteristic plants are grasses

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Examples of grassland in a Sentence

stunning pictures of the giraffes and zebras roaming the grasslands of Africa

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Ninety-nine percent of California native grasslands are already gone forever. Nina Agrawal, latimes.com, "L.A. County inches toward a final decision on Tejon Ranch development," 7 June 2018 One of Africa’s greatest wetlands, Bangweulu offers a welcome alternative to the typical grassland safari. Nina Sovich, WSJ, "Secret Safaris: Little-Known National Parks in Africa," 22 Feb. 2019 For one thing, people are building increasingly closer to grasslands and forests that regularly burn. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Deadly wildfires are still threatening Northern and Southern California," 12 Nov. 2018 Soon these will give way to starker vistas of tenuous grassland and hogback mesa. Guy Trebay, Condé Nast Traveler, "In the Heart of Navajo Lands," 19 Oct. 2018 The vehicle is slated to touch down in the grasslands of Kazakhstan at 8:40AM ET on Sunday. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Watch three astronauts return to Earth from the International Space station this weekend," 2 June 2018 Over 80,000 years ago, the vast, sandy region was a lush grassland. National Geographic, "85,000-Year-Old Footprints Show Stepping Stone in Human Migration," 14 May 2018 Scattered across the grasslands were mysterious fairy circles, round patches of bare ground, that science has yet to explain. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Going Off-Grid in Namibia," 21 Dec. 2018 Set in idyllic and magnificent Marin County, California, this 75-foot-long lap pool, designed by landscape architect Bernard Trainor is stunning against the native grassland. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "9 One-Of-A-Kind Backyards," 15 Apr. 2014

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First Known Use of grassland

1682, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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grassland

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grassland

: land covered with grasses and other soft plants but not with bushes and trees

grassland

noun
grass·​land | \ ˈgras-ˌland How to pronounce grassland (audio) \

Kids Definition of grassland

: land covered with herbs (as grass and clover) rather than shrubs and trees

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