Definitions for grasslandˈgræsˌlænd, ˈgrɑs-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grass•landˈgræsˌlænd, ˈgrɑs-(n.)

  1. an area, as a prairie, in which the natural vegetation consists largely of perennial grasses.

    Category: Ecology

  2. land with grass growing on it, esp. farmland.

    Category: Agriculture

Origin of grassland:

1675–85, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grassland(noun)

    land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life

Wiktionary

  1. grassland(Noun)

    an area dominated by grass or grasslike vegetation

Freebase

  1. Grassland

    Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses, however sedge and rush families can also be found. Grasslands occur naturally on all continents except Antarctica. In temperate latitudes, such as northwestern Europe and the Great Plains and California in North America, native grasslands are dominated by perennial bunch grass species, whereas in warmer climates annual species form a greater component of the vegetation. Grasslands are found in most ecoregions of the Earth. For example there are five terrestrial ecoregion classifications of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome, which is one of eight terrestrial ecozones of the Earth's surface.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

grassland(noun)

land covered with grass, used as pasture for animals.

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