Definitions

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  • n. A kind of natural grassland with low rainfall, less dry than a desert and capable of supporting perennial grasses and shrubs.

Etymologies

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shrub +‎ steppe

Examples

  • Native vegetation in the region is mostly grama-tobosa shrubsteppe in the basins and oak-juniper woodlands on the ranges, except at higher elevations where ponderosa pine is predominant.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA)

  • Maps of distribution and abundance of selected species of birds on uncultivated native upland grasslands and shrubsteppe in the northern Great Plains New Window]

    USGS Newsroom

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