heathland

noun
heath·​land | \ ˈhēth-ˌland How to pronounce heathland (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Trails weave through woods and heathland, veering to the rocky shore where harlequin ducks bob about the breakers. Jeanine Barone, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Mar. 2021 The island’s fabled heathland, site of all those chest-throbbing novels, faded and disappeared as woodland, no longer needed for fuel, was given over to agriculture. Roger Lowenstein, WSJ, 7 Oct. 2020 In dunes, bogs, and heathlands, home to species adapted to a lack of nitrogen, plant diversity has decreased as nitrogen-loving grasses, shrubs, and trees move in. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, 4 Dec. 2019 Surfers, swimmers, bushwalkers, cyclists, and campers escape to the park, drawn by its beaches, rainforest, waterfalls, valleys, rocky cliffs, and coastal heathland. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Mar. 2018 Denmark’s wolf pack has settled in an area of farmed heathland and pine plantations, The Guardian’s ​Barkham reports. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 5 May 2017 LTERN covers more than 1100 long-term field plots in ecosystems including alpine grasslands, tall wet forests, temperate woodlands, heathlands, tropical savannas, rainforests, and deserts. John Pickrell, Science | AAAS, 11 Aug. 2017 Denmark’s wolf pack has settled in an area of farmed heathland and pine plantations, The Guardian’s ​Barkham reports. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 6 May 2017

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1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Heathland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heathland. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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