pas·​ture·​land | \ ˈpas-chər-ˌland How to pronounce pastureland (audio) \

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Examples of pastureland in a Sentence

The area between the mountains is mostly pastureland.

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After locating and then losing access to two locations, the organizers were approached by Max Yasgur and his wife, Miriam, offering hundreds of acres of rolling pastureland near Bethel, New York, as a concert site. Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Creating Woodstock': Film Review," 14 Aug. 2019 The second spill leaked more than 12,000 gallons of wastewater, impacting an unknown amount of pastureland. USA TODAY, "Leaping frogs, spiny lobsters, hostile roosters: News from around our 50 states," 26 July 2019 The state’s Health Department says more than 12,000 gallons of oilfield wastewater has spilled from a pipeline in Williams County, impacting an unknown amount of pastureland. USA TODAY, "Tubing, Hemingway, great white sharks: News from around our 50 states," 21 July 2019 Some of the 34,000 people who live inside the park see species such as the black pine, a drought-resistant conifer that encroaches on pastureland, as a pest. The Economist, "Why France’s forests are getting bigger," 18 July 2019 This was how things had always been done on our farms and pasturelands, a desperate capitalist battle, with every man for himself. Kevin Baker, Harper's magazine, "Where Our New World Begins," 10 May 2019 Robertson père got 6,000 acres of undulating pastureland and forest atop craggy sea cliffs, one of which is home to the world’s largest mainland colony of gannets. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "We Should All Just Move to New Zealand," 17 Jan. 2019 The county’s staff report points out that in 1991 Seminole designated roughly a third of the eastern side of the county as rural to preserve the pasturelands, environmentally-sensitive wetlands and Econlockhatchee River from urban sprawl. Martin E. Comas,, "Seminole County report blasts plan to build hundreds of homes in rural area," 10 July 2018 Overgrazing is a major cause of pastureland degradation, especially by the voracious and sharp-hooved goats whose numbers have exploded to supply the valuable trade in cashmere. Simon Denyer, Washington Post, "Mongolia’s nomadic way of life threatened by climate change, neglect, modernity," 8 July 2018

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1591, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pastureland

: a large area of land where animals feed on the grass

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