moorland

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noun moor·land \-lənd, -ˌland\

Definition of moorland

  1. :  land consisting of moors :  a stretch of moor

Examples of moorland in a Sentence

  1. an area of open moorland

  2. We hiked across the moorlands.

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First Known Use of moorland

before 12th century


MOORLAND Defined for English Language Learners

moorland

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Definition of moorland for English Language Learners

  • : land that consists of moors


MOORLAND Defined for Kids

moorland

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noun moor·land \ˈmu̇r-lənd\

Definition of moorland for Students

  1. :  land consisting of ground that is too wet or too poor for farming


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