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Origin of scrubland

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; scrub2 + -land Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of scrubland

  • A freight train dragged southward in the twilight, wending its way through pine forest and scrubland.


    Mike Lewis

  • The specimen was taken along the Apas River in scrubland near the river.

  • All that day we continued through the prairies, with here and there a belt of scrubland to cut across the vision.


    Robert Stead

British Dictionary definitions for scrubland


  1. an area of scrub vegetation
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