Definition of moorland
: land consisting of moors : a stretch of moor
Examples of moorland in a Sentence
an area of open moorland
We hiked across the moorlands.
Recent Examples of moorland from the Web
When summer arrives in the Swiss Alps, male moorland hawker dragonflies line up near ponds, waiting to pounce on potential mates.
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First Known Use of moorland
before 12th century
MOORLAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of moorland for English Language Learners
: land that consists of moors
MOORLAND Defined for Kids
Definition of moorland for Students
: land consisting of ground that is too wet or too poor for farming
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