from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An area, such as a prairie or meadow, of grass or grasslike vegetation.
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- n. an area dominated by grass or grasslike vegetation
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- n. land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
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He was innocent of the first problem; the rain ruined their scheduled activities at the new park, a square block of reclaimed grassland from the surrounding urban waste.
… “There is a huge imbalance between the carbon lost by plowing up a hectare [2.47 acres] of forest or grassland from the benefit you get from biofuels.”
This shrubby alpine grassland is bordered at lower elevations by montane cloud forest and elfin transitional forest.
More and more factories in my home town in England have been demolished and returned to grassland, which is really weird - I never imagined as a youngster that I would be looking at fields and saying "I can remember when all this was factories".
Up to 150 years ago, the North Chihuahuan Desert was completely covered in grassland.
The south-facing side of the range receives lower rainfall, greater solar exposure and consequently a xeric vegetation type, steppic grassland, which is typical of the central Valais.
As soon as the forest undergoes serious permanent damage from overuse, it is transformed into sparse landscape of scrub or grassland, which is useful neither as woodland nor arable land.
We find only a few clusters of trees punctuating the grassland, which is almost unrelievedly open and sunny—disadvantageous for a lurk-and-lurch predator.
The grassland was a flat, dead brown, and the clouds a dull, dead gray.
The ranch is mainly native sagebrush grassland, which is important to mule deer, antelope, sage grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, Hungarian partridge and numerous nongame wildlife species.