A grassland is an ecosystem that's thickly covered in short plants. Grasslands are notable for being lush and green.

An area of land that mostly grows grass is a grassland — although there are other plants typically mixed in among the grasses, like clover, flowers, and woody plants. In the U.S., tallgrass prairies once covered huge portions of the midwestern states and were an example of one type of grassland. Today, these ecosystems can still be found around the world in regions that receive significant rainfall.

Definitions of grassland
  1. noun
    land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
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    an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges
    hayfield, meadow
    a field where grass or alfalfa are grown to be made into hay
    grazing land, lea, ley, pasture, pastureland
    a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
    a treeless grassy plain
    savanna, savannah
    a flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions
    veld, veldt
    elevated open grassland in southern Africa
    common land, commons
    a pasture subject to common use
    cow pasture
    a pasture for cows
    type of:
    a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate
    parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract
    an extended area of land
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