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bushland

[boo sh-land]
noun Chiefly Canadian.
  1. heavily forested, lightly settled land.
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Origin of bushland

First recorded in 1835–45; bush1 + land
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Historical Examples of bushland

  • Miserable animals are bachelors in all countries, but most miserable in Bushland.

    The Caxtons, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Steps—one's sense of hearing grows so quick in the Bushland!

    The Caxtons, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Excellent husbands, it is true—none better; but you had better think twice before you attempt to play the Cassio in Bushland!

  • Excellent husbands, it is true,—none better; but you had better think twice before you attempt to play the Cassio in Bushland!

    The Caxtons, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • It is not so easy to write ballads descriptive of the bushland of Australia as on light consideration would appear.

    The Man from Snowy River

    Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson


British Dictionary definitions for bushland

bushland

noun
  1. uncultivated land (esp in Australia) that is covered with trees, shrubs, or other natural vegetation
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