shrubland

noun
shrub·​land | \ˈshrəb-ˌland, especially Southern ˈsrəb-\

Definition of shrubland 

: land on which shrubs are the dominant vegetation

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People are increasingly building closer to the wilderness, blurring the line between suburbs and shrubland. Umair Irfan, Vox, "The West is on fire ... again," 2 Aug. 2018 There were several available routes to Holua, where our permit allowed us to camp, in a dry shrubland at about 6,900 feet elevation. Mark Arsenault, BostonGlobe.com, "A beach agnostic’s guide to Hawaii," 13 June 2018 While development has contributed to habitat destruction, the lack of shrubland also comes from fewer and fewer natural disturbances. Elise Takahama, BostonGlobe.com, "Researchers develop way to keep track of New England cottontail in effort to save them," 14 May 2018 Soft boundaries linked prairie, savanna, shrubland, forest and marsh. New York Times, "Setting Fires and Restoring an American Landscape," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of shrubland

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shrubland was in 1903

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