moorland

[moo r-luh nd, -land]

noun Chiefly British.

an area of moors, especially country abounding in heather.

Origin of moorland

before 950; Middle English more lond, Old English mōrlond. See moor1, -land
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moorland

noun

British an area of moor
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Word Origin and History for moorland
n.

Old English morlond; see moor (n.) + land (n.).

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