green belt

greenbelt

[green-belt]
noun
1.
an area of woods, parks, or open land surrounding a community.
2.
Also, green belt. a strip of land on the edge of a desert that has been planted and irrigated to keep the desert from spreading.

Origin:
1930–35; green + belt

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green belt
 
n
a zone of farmland, parks, and open country surrounding a town or city: usually officially designated as such and preserved from urban development

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