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

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The area between the mountains is mostly pastureland.

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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 For the past 13 years Moseley has lived in the Shenandoah Valley, hard by the rolling pastureland where 8,600 soldiers died at the Battle of Cedar Creek, a Union victory in October 1864. Michael Farber,, "Mark Moseley, Last of the Straight-On Kickers," 2 July 2018 Many farmers have seen their seeds dry out or have delayed planting crops, and there is little or no feed for livestock on pasturelands. Mujib Mashal, New York Times, "Drought Adds to Woes of Afghanistan, in Grips of a Raging War," 27 May 2018 Many farmers have seen their seeds dry out or have delayed planting crops, and there is little or no feed for livestock on pasturelands. Mujib Mashal, The Seattle Times, "On top of war, Afghanistan to face ravages of drought," 27 May 2018 In the report, agricultural land is defined as nonfederal cropland, pastureland, rangeland and woodland used to support agriculture. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Report: America is losing its best farmland," 8 May 2018 Twice in the last three years, the US Open has gone to golf courses barely a decade old — Chambers Bay in the Pacific Northwest and Erin Hills in the heart of Wisconsin’s pastureland — that featured wide fairways and the wrong kind of weather. Doug Ferguson,, "US Open golf returns to traditional course with modern touch," 10 June 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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a shady place in a garden or forest

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