Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[mass noun] (also downlands)
Gently rolling hill country, especially in southern England.
- Late in the 3rd millennium BC, a round barrow was raised over a Beaker grave at Hemp Knoll in the chalk downland of southern England, three miles south-west of Avebury in Wiltshire.
- The largest and finest henge monument in Britain set on the rolling chalk downlands of southern England near the headwaters of the River Kennet.
- The original line-up of the band, then known as Easy Cure, came together at school in Crawley, a brash post-war new town tacked onto a sleepy village in the heart of the rolling green downland of Southern England.
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