grassland

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noun grass·land \ˈgras-ˌland\

Definition of grassland

  1. 1 :  farmland occupied chiefly by forage plants and especially grasses

  2. 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

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

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First Known Use of grassland

1682


GRASSLAND Defined for English Language Learners

grassland

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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

grassland

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noun grass·land \ˈgras-ˌland\

Definition of grassland for Students

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



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