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.
Recent Examples on the Web Geneva Ski Lake would include 12 homes clustered on two portions of 114 acres of pastureland and dotted with trees south of State Road 46 and east of Snow Hill Road, according to plans. Martin E. Comas,, "Residents in rural Seminole oppose plan for man-made lake for water skiing," 30 Sep. 2020 The herder, protesting against the coal mining activity, had tried to stop trucks from crossing into his traditional pastureland. Nectar Gan, CNN, "How China's new language policy sparked rare backlash in Inner Mongolia," 5 Sep. 2020 Many residents in that area live on large tracts that include horse farms and pastureland and are highly protective of preserving that lifestyle from urban sprawl. Martin E. Comas,, "Residents of east Seminole question if Senate candidate Jason Brodeur will protect rural zone," 5 Sep. 2020 McFee has decided to rent pastureland where there is more grass to feed his cows, aiming to prevent overgrazing on lands where the grasses have dried up. Ian James, The Arizona Republic, "‘Driest I’ve seen’: Without summer rains, Arizona cattle ranchers confront tough choices," 23 Aug. 2020 Trump won Grant County, a fertile expanse of pastureland where Volenec works his fifth-generation farm and which went for Barack Obama in 2012. Thomas Beaumont, Star Tribune, "Democratic plan in rural, swing state counties: Lose by less," 21 Aug. 2020 The same sort of abdication of responsibility occurs when nearby farmers outside the city burn the forest to create pastureland for cattle. Estêvão Rafael Fernandes, Scientific American, "Blame Poverty, Not the Poor, for COVID-19's Spread in Brazil's Amazon," 8 Aug. 2020 The rolling hills and pastureland of Vernon County are home to the highest concentration of organic farms in the state. Katy Spratte Joyce, Travel + Leisure, "7 Best Midwest Road Trips in the U.S.," 14 June 2020 What was once rainforest and swamp is now pastureland. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, "The U.S. Is Spending Millions of Dollars Rearing Flesh-Eating Worms," 26 May 2020

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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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7 Oct 2020

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“Pastureland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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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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