scrub·​land | \ ˈskrəb-ˌland How to pronounce scrubland (audio) \

Definition of scrubland

: land covered with scrub

Examples of scrubland in a Sentence

a large area of scrubland the scrublands of the American West
Recent Examples on the Web That’s because Slab City has more than its share of people who think this patch of scrubland is impervious to disease. Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2021 Hundreds of them escaped across the scrubland into Colombia. New York Times, 26 Apr. 2021 Along the fragile front lines near Marib, government forces are very thinly dispersed, and a low and incomplete mud berm is all that separates them from the Houthis in plain sight across the near-flat scrubland less than half a mile away. Nic Robertson, Nada Bashir And Charbel Mallo, CNN, 23 Apr. 2021 Off the motorways, dirt roads in the scrubland provide a web of smuggling routes ideal for traffickers. New York Times, 6 Dec. 2020 The premier of Queensland state wants to repurpose camps designed for resources workers as isolation hubs in remote scrubland where temperatures can top 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, 15 Jan. 2021 Brigades searched mile after mile of barren scrubland for signs of him. New York Times, 6 Dec. 2020 The deathstalker is another highly venomous scorpion and is found in scrubland habitats from North Africa through the Middle East and Central Asia. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 19 Oct. 2020 San Marcos/Fischer Loop Leave the San Marcos suburbs behind and find yourself among the gently rolling scrubland and meadows that make the Hill Country so scenic. Richard A. Marini,, 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of scrubland

1779, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scrubland was in 1779

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“Scrubland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of scrubland

: land that is covered with small bushes and trees


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