noun, often capitalized
south·​land | \ ˈsau̇th-ˌland How to pronounce southland (audio) , -lənd \

Definition of southland

: land in the south : the south of a country

Examples of southland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 28 May 2017

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First Known Use of southland

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Southland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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