American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An area of land that is uncultivated and covered with sparse stunted vegetation.
- n. A plant community characterized by scrub vegetation, consisting of low shrubs, mixed with grasses, herbs, and geophytes.
- n. an uncultivated region covered with scrub vegetation
“The West Texas scrubland is gorgeous, though it’s hard to imagine anyone surviving for long among the gravelly soil and stunted shrubs.”
“Mr Rosewall, 28, was last seen wearing business-style shoes, despite the 40-degree heat and barren scrubland, which is described as treacherous because of its remoteness and the number of open mines in the area.”
“ODN cables snaked across a field of shattered metal, with collections of optronic circuits dotted like bushes in the scrubland.”
“Barely two generations ago, many considered this 1,000-mile swath of low-lying trees and scrubland good only for raising cattle.”
“Pull back, long shot on the scrubland in the moonlight.”
“The precedents set in these cases will, as a practical matter, apply almost exclusively in a swatch of Cuban scrubland ten miles square.”
“Perhaps you would frame the issues at stake in these cases as limited to a tiny patch of scrubland in Cuba.”
“A split-rail fence ran along one side of the road, and on my right, scrubland stretched into infinity.”
“In the other direction, the city stood rose up from the scrubland, as if challenging the world.”
“She had closed up shop, and the three of them had sat on plastic chairs in the dirt yard outside, sipping sweet tea, chickens scratching around at their feet, blue rain clouds filling the horizon in the east, until the sun dipped and bats swarmed out of the scrubland trees, rising like fog.”
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