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pl n
Also called: downland rolling upland, esp in the chalk areas of S Britain, characterized by lack of trees and used mainly as pasture
Australian and NZ a flat grassy area, not necessarily of uplands
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British Dictionary definitions for downs (2 of 2)

Downs
/ (daʊnz) /

noun the Downs
any of various ranges of low chalk hills in S England, esp the South Downs in Sussex
a roadstead off the SE coast of Kent, protected by the Goodwin Sands
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