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

Definition of pastureland

Examples of pastureland in a Sentence

The area between the mountains is mostly pastureland.
Recent Examples on the Web When Constant asked Heinecke about pastureland, American organic agriculture had just begun booming. Ian Parker, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021 About that strange and charming moniker: The first part of Dolly Sods’s name is a tribute to the German immigrant Dahle family, which owned pastureland there in the 1800s. Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2021 Others, like Black, also are replacing cash crops with livestock and pastureland. Tammy Webber, Chron, 9 Sep. 2021 The event will be held in collaboration with Clatter Ridge Farm, a Farmington company that leases sheep pastureland from Hill-Stead. Susan Dunne,, 4 Sep. 2021 With temperatures soaring in this dry pastureland of North Dakota – and no rain to speak of in a year – the survival of the cattle is in Mr. Mrnak’s hands. Doug Struck, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Aug. 2021 On red-dirt pastureland on the southern edge of the Navajo Nation, El Pahi stands beside what looks like a child’s science experiment, but on a larger scale. Erin Stone, The Arizona Republic, 16 May 2021 Plans originally called for 1,370 homes, apartments and townhomes and 1.5 million square feet of commercial and office space on the old pastureland. Martin E. Comas,, 15 June 2021 Or, to think of it another way: Currently available U.S. pastureland could only support producing about 27 percent of our beef supply if all cows were fully pasture-raised. Jan Dutkiewicz, The New Republic, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of pastureland

1591, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pastureland was in 1591

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13 Nov 2021

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“Pastureland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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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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