southland

noun

south·​land ˈsau̇th-ˌland How to pronounce southland (audio)
-lənd
often capitalized
: land in the south : the south of a country

Examples of southland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lunar southlands are also a key target for future installments in NASA’s Artemis program, paving the way for semi-permanent human habitation on our nearest celestial neighbor. Popular Science, 22 Aug. 2023 However, the winds proved to be less intense than expected in some areas of the southland with the NWS canceling high wind warnings in Ventura County, the San Fernando Valley and the Malibu area Wednesday afternoon. Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2022 Think of it more as a five-county region, spreading across 4,571 square miles encompassing the five counties of California’s southland region. New York Times, 30 Oct. 2020 This big beetle is killing palms, especially Canary Island date palms across the southland. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Sep. 2019 At the same time, invasive species from the southlands are migrating north so fast our fish and game laws don't know how to keep up. Alaska Dispatch News, 13 Aug. 2017 In the southland area, the move will affect stores at Orland Square Mall in Orland Park and Chicago Ridge Mall in Chicago Ridge, and at Southlake Mall in northwest Indiana. Bob Bong, Daily Southtown, 1 Aug. 2017 As if celebrating the end of California’s epic drought, vast expanses of wildflowers covered swaths of the Central Valley and southland deserts this spring. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, 28 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of southland was before the 12th century

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“Southland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/southland. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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southland

noun
south·​land ˈsau̇th-ˌland How to pronounce southland (audio)
-lənd
often capitalized
: land in the south : the south of a country or region

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