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greenbelt

[green-belt]
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noun
  1. an area of woods, parks, or open land surrounding a community.
  2. Also green belt. a strip of land on the edge of a desert that has been planted and irrigated to keep the desert from spreading.

Origin of greenbelt

First recorded in 1930–35; green + belt
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British Dictionary definitions for green belt

green belt

noun
  1. a zone of farmland, parks, and open country surrounding a town or city: usually officially designated as such and preserved from urban development
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