[ skruhb-land ]
/ ˈskrʌbˌlænd /


land on which the natural vegetation is chiefly scrub.

Words nearby scrubland

Origin of scrubland

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; scrub2 + -land Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scrubland

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

    Birds from North Borneo|Max C. Thompson
  • A freight train dragged southward in the twilight, wending its way through pine forest and scrubland.

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

    Neighbours|Robert Stead

British Dictionary definitions for scrubland

/ (ˈskrʌbˌlænd) /


an area of scrub vegetation
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