Definition: Grassland

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From grass + land. See grass. From Middle English lond, land, from Old English land, from Proto-West Germanic *land, from Proto-Germanic *landą (land), from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath). Compare Dutch grasland (grassland), Faroese graslendi (grassland), Icelandic graslendi (grassland). Compare also Old English græsmolde (grassland).


grassland (countable and uncountable, plural grasslands)

  1. An area dominated by grass or grasslike vegetation.


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