kwongan heathlands

/kwɒŋən ˈhiθlændz/ (say kwonguhn 'heethlandz)

plural noun
an ecoregion of the south-western coast of Australia from Cape Naturaliste to Perth, characterised by dense thickets of shrubs, heath plants, and wildflowers, and noted for its biodiversity and endemism; once covered about a third of this coastal area but now mainly cleared.
Also, Kwongan heathlands. {see kwongan}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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