Grassland



[gras-land, grahs-] /ˈgræsˌlænd, ˈgrɑs-/

noun
1.
an area, as a prairie, in which the natural vegetation consists largely of perennial , characteristic of subhumid and semiarid climates.
2.
with growing on it, especially farmland used for grazing or pasture.
/ˈɡrɑːsˌlænd/
noun
1.
land, such as a prairie, on which grass predominates
2.
land reserved for natural grass pasture
n.

1680s, from grass + land (n.).
grassland
(grās’lānd’)
An area that is dominated by grass or grasslike vegetation. Moderately dry climatic conditions and seasonal disturbances, such as floods or fires, are generally conducive to the growth of grasses and prohibitive of that of trees and shrubs. Grasslands are found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions and typically occupy regions between forests and deserts.

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