Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dense growth of shrubby timber covering a large area, of mixed composition but predominantly of shin-oak (which see).

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Examples

  • The creature evolved in dunes anchored by shrub-like shinnery oaks, developing larger scales over its ear openings to keep sand out and long front toes to run up steep, sandy slopes.

    Reptile Roils Oil Patch

  • The shinnery sands are habitat for the lesser prairie-chicken, a species that is in serious decline.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • The potential natural vegetation in this region is grama-buffalograss with some mesquite-buffalograss in the southeast, juniper-scrub oakmidgrass savanna on escarpment bluffs, and shinnery (midgrass prairie with low oak brush) along parts of the Canadian River.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • The decline of the prairiechicken is linked to the conversion of shinnery to other uses.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA)

  • Lesser prairie-chickens, a unique grouse of the High Plains, inhabit shinnery oak and sand sagebrush habitats.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • The decline of the lizard is a signal that the sand/shinnery oak ecosystem is being altered.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • The shinnery sands are habitat for the lesser prairie-chicken and sanddune lizard, two species that are in serious decline.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • The upland natural vegetation in this dry-subhumid area is mostly mixed grass prairie, but mesquite – buffalograss and shinnery are native, respectively, to the south and to sandy areas; potential natural vegetation is distinct from the short grass prairie of the semiarid High Plains (25), the tall grass prairie of Ecoregions 28 and 40, and the oak savanna of the Cross Timbers (29).

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • In addition, shinnery grows on sand flats and hills in the west, and short grass prairie is found on higher elevation, sandy sites in the northwest.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • Upland native vegetation is mostly mesquite – buffalograss, but shinnery is native on sandy areas; natural vegetation is distinct from Ecoregions 27d, 27l, 27o, 27q, and 29.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

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