shrubland

noun
shrub·​land | \ ˈshrəb-ˌland How to pronounce shrubland (audio) , especially Southern ˈsrəb- \

Definition of shrubland

: land on which shrubs are the dominant vegetation

Examples of shrubland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Washington state, a fire burned more than 750 square miles of forest, brush, and shrubland, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday after a 30-minute tour of the fire area in Sumner, east of Tacoma. Andrew Selsky And Gillian Flaccus, The Christian Science Monitor, "Unprecedented fires sweep normally cool and wet Pacific Northwest," 10 Sep. 2020 In Washington state, a fire burned more than 480,000 acres of forest, brush and shrubland, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday after a 30-minute tour of the fire area in Sumner, east of Tacoma. Andrew Selsky And Gillian Flaccus, Star Tribune, "Fires without precedent rage in usually cool, wet Northwest," 10 Sep. 2020 There are seven model ecosystems within Biosphere 2: rainforest, ocean, swamps surrounded by mangrove trees, savanna grassland, fog desert, desert grass-shrubland landscapes and model city. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, "Biosphere 2 offers new nighttime driving tours this summer. Here's what to expect," 5 Aug. 2020 The coast is split into a forested northern section, separate central and southern shrublands, and the forested Sierra Nevada rounding out the list. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Warming climate likely leading to larger California fires," 18 July 2019 In the dry shrubland around the shores of the ancient lake where MRD lived and died, nearly everything edible would also have been tough enough to make chewing serious work. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Early hominin skull fills in “a major gap” in the fossil record," 29 Aug. 2019 At the time the creature lived, the area was largely dry shrubland with some trees. Malcolm Ritter, Los Angeles Times, "3.8-million-year-old fossil reveals face of Lucy’s ancestors," 28 Aug. 2019 At the time the creature lived, the area was largely dry shrubland with some trees. NBC News, "New fossil reveals face of 'Lucy' ancestor who lived almost 4 million years ago," 28 Aug. 2019 At the time the creature lived, the area was largely dry shrubland with some trees. Washington Post, "Ethiopian fossil reveals face for ancestor of famed ‘Lucy’," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of shrubland

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Shrubland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shrubland. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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