- land with grass growing on it, used for grazing; pasture land
- land or region where grass predominates; prairie
Sunset over the grasslands.
The definition of a grassland is an area with grass growing on it.
An example of a grassland is a prairie.
An area that is dominated by grass or grasslike vegetation. Moderately dry climatic conditions and seasonal disturbances, such as floods or fires, are generally conducive to the growth of grasses and prohibitive of that of trees and shrubs. Grasslands are found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions and typically occupy regions between forests and deserts.
- There is an estimated county total of seasonally inundated grassland of 481 acres, the proportion which is grazed is unknown.
- A hawk made a wide swing across the grassland and then suddenly dived, jerking up at the last second, its great wings straining as it pumped back into the air with added weight.
- Except where they rise in the fens they call into life a strip of fertile grassland in the midst of the barren sand, and are responsible for the existence of many villages along their banks.
- "Yes, always first both on the grassland and here," answered Rostov, stroking his heated Donets horse.