pas·​tur·​age ˈpas-chə-rij How to pronounce pasturage (audio)

Examples of pasturage in a Sentence

put the cows out on the back pasturage
Recent Examples on the Web Here in rural Somalia, where about 50% of the people depend on animals for their livelihoods, the locusts are eating the pasturage. NBC News, 9 Feb. 2020 Except for some lands offering timber or pasturage, the far greater part of the land west of the line was by itself essentially not farmable. Johnforristerross, Longreads, 2 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pasturage was circa 1522

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“Pasturage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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pas·​tur·​age ˈpas-chə-rij How to pronounce pasturage (audio)
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