Land that is arid, but not so dry as to be a desert.(noun)
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Use "dryland" in a sentence
"Self-patterning of vegetation has been identified in dryland ecosystems worldwide, such as the “tiger striped” savanna of the African Sahel and the banded shrublands of Australia."
"It's this type of use, or misuse, of water for high-altitude crops, and ones with only an indirect return, getting processed through a cow (or worse, fed to somebody's pet horse), rather than direct human benefit crops such as dryland or semi-dry spring wheat or pinto beans, that Marc Reisner decried in "Cadillac Desert.""
"Apparently, this is the way dryland salvias like to grow - in little cracks and crevices."