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scrubland Syllabification: scrub·land
Pronunciation: /ˈskrəbˌland/

Definition of scrubland in English:


(also scrublands)
Land consisting of scrub vegetation.
Example sentences
  • They live in grasslands, deserts, desert scrublands, wetland and woodland edges, shrubby habitat, arctic and alpine tundra, agricultural fields, urban and suburban areas.
  • The key habitats hosting threatened species (which, therefore need the maximum protection) are wetlands, followed by forests, grassland and scrubland.
  • Wood mice (A. sylvaticus) are small rodents common in mixed forest and scrublands at our study area, where virtually no other terrestrial rodent species is present.

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