shrub·​land ˈshrəb-ˌland How to pronounce shrubland (audio)
 especially Southern  ˈsrəb-
: land on which shrubs are the dominant vegetation

Examples of shrubland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plan also calls for 11.9 million acres of forestland to be managed for biodiversity protection, carbon storage and water supply protection by 2045, and 2.7 million acres of shrublands and chaparral to be managed for carbon storage, resilience and habitat connectivity, among other efforts. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2024 Dusty shrublands run into sleepy residential streets, which run into neat fields of cotton and alfalfa. Maanvi Singh, WIRED, 20 Apr. 2024 The Western Watershed Project and Center for Biological Diversity have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court challenging the BLM’s approval of a plan to remove pinyon-juniper forests across more than 380,000 acres of sagebrush shrublands on federal land in eastern Nevada. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb. 2024 While eastern black rhinos are native to the warm savannas and shrublands of Africa, per the ICUN Red List, this fact didn't stop Tumani from frolicking in the snow. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2024 More than two thirds of U.S. buildings destroyed in wildfires were in the West, and 79.5 percent of buildings burned in them were in shrublands and grasslands, the researchers found. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 9 Nov. 2023 These constrictor snakes are found in Southern California's deserts, shrublands, national parks, and northwest Mexico. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 30 Nov. 2023 Nearly two-thirds of the wildfires in the United States between 1990 and 2020 burned in grasslands and shrublands, the study found. Nadja Popovich, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 Only a few hundred remain, surviving in the low growing, Afro-alpine shrubland of the National Park which supports their largest population. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shrubland was in 1903

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“Shrubland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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