Examples of moorland in a Sentence
an area of open moorland
We hiked across the moorlands.
Recent Examples of moorland from the Web
Cheers to Sharon Bolton for the clever opening scene in DEAD WOMAN WALKING (Minotaur, $25.99), which takes place in a hot-air balloon flying over the moorlands of England’s far north.
For the first time, a scientist has observed that female moorland hawker dragonflies freeze mid-air, crash to the ground, and lie motionless when faced with aggressive males.
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
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Definition of moorland for English Language Learners
: land that consists of moors
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