scrubland
noun Date: 1779 land covered with scrub

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Scrubland — is a plant community characterized by scrub vegetation. Scrubland consists of shrubs, mixed with grasses, herbs, and geophytes. Scrublands may either occur naturally or be the result of human activity. They may be the mature vegetation type in a… …   Wikipedia

  • scrubland — [skrub′land΄] n. land or a region characterized by scrub vegetation …   English World dictionary

  • scrubland — /skrub land /, n. land on which the natural vegetation is chiefly scrub. [1770 80, Amer.; SCRUB2 + LAND] * * * ▪ ecology Introduction also called  shrubland,  heathland,  or  chaparral,    diverse assortment of vegetation types sharing the common …   Universalium

  • scrubland — [[t]skrʌ̱blænd[/t]] scrublands N VAR Scrubland is an area of land which is covered with low trees and bushes. Thousands of acres of forests and scrubland have been burnt …   English dictionary

  • scrubland — noun A plant community characterized by scrub vegetation, consisting of low shrubs, mixed with grasses, herbs, and geophytes. The scrubland Id be crossing looked desolate, but I took small comfort that at least it wasnt a desert. Syn: heathland …   Wiktionary

  • scrubland — Synonyms and related words: afforestation, arboretum, boondocks, bush, bushveld, chase, climax forest, cloud forest, dendrology, forest, forest land, forest preserve, forestry, fringing forest, gallery forest, greenwood, hanger, index forest,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scrubland — scrub|land [ˈskrʌblənd] n [U] an area of land that is covered with low bushes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scrubland — scrub|land [ skrʌb,lænd ] noun uncount land with small bushes and trees on it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scrubland — n. area of land that is covered in low bushes or trees …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scrubland — (also scrublands) noun land consisting of scrub vegetation …   English new terms dictionary

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