Origin of grassland
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Related Words for grasslandpasture, prairie, plain, steppe, savanna, field, range, llano, pampas, sward, veldt, campo, swarth
land, such as a prairie, on which grass predominates
land reserved for natural grass pasture
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An area that is dominated by grass or grasslike vegetation. Moderately dry climatic conditions and seasonal disturbances, such as floods or fires, are generally conducive to the growth of grasses and prohibitive of that of trees and shrubs. Grasslands are found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions and typically occupy regions between forests and deserts.
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