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 The Summit District at this national park includes the volcanic crater wilderness as well as the shrubland on the mountain’s slants. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 Only one such training program exists in the U.S., and it’s in Tallahassee, Fla. — a landscape that has little in common with California’s forests and shrubland. Jennifer Haberkorn, Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2021 In the photoseries, the drum majorettes are a dynamic jolt of color in muted landscapes of concrete and shrubland. CNN, 27 July 2021 That fire, spurred by intense winds, jumped the Continental Divide, traveling across more than a mile of rocks and tundra shrubland and into Rocky Mountain National Park. National Geographic, 26 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of shrubland

1903, in the meaning defined above

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2 Oct 2021

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“Shrubland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shrubland. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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