from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Land consisting of moors.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A tract of waste land; a moor.
- Consisting of moorland; having the properties of a moor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Land consisting of a moor or moors.
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- noun Open
landthat has an acidic peaty soiland is mostly covered with heatheror bracken
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss
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On the other side of the moorland was a stretch of twisted rocks, pitted and gouged by the advance and retreat of glaciers long gone.
Game birds are defined as wild in practice and under the law when, months before the start of the shooting season, they are able to independently move in and out of large release pens, usually situated in woodland or on farmland - not "moorland" as you stated.
"moorland" water can also dissolve lead from lead pipes and may therefore be dangerous for drinking purposes unless it is specially purified.
Roseland, formerly Rosinis (_Rôz-innis_, "moorland" or
The Oakeydean Burn gathers water from the moorland above, creating a Northumbrian dene, a narrow, wooded cleft snaking down the hillside.
These exquisite, ground-hugging little flowers are the moorland pasture equivalent of woodland primroses, brought into precious bloom by a month of sunshine.
It bulks above long moorland valleys, its northern face hollowed and indented by some of the finest Welsh cwms.
Mountain pansies violas growing low to the ground on moorland at Westgate, Weardale.
This northern part is sunlit, but to the south, past the craggy ridge of Kilmar, the moorland remains gloomy beneath cloud.
The plan was to look for wild goats on the moorland and scattered juniper woodland on the slopes adjoining the river Findhorn to see if the tribe of wild goats had any kids.