grazeable


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graze 1

 (grāz)
v. grazed, graz·ing, graz·es
v.intr.
1. To feed on growing grasses and herbage.
2. Informal
a. To eat a variety of appetizers as a full meal.
b. To eat snacks throughout the day in place of full meals.
v.tr.
1. To feed on (herbage) in a field or on pastureland.
2. To feed on the herbage of (a piece of land).
3. To afford herbage for the feeding of: This field will graze 30 head of cattle.
4. To put (livestock) out to feed.
5. To tend (feeding livestock) in a pasture.

[Middle English grasen, from Old English grasian, from græs, grass; see ghrē- in Indo-European roots.]

graze′a·ble, graz′a·ble adj.
graz′er n.

graze 2

 (grāz)
v. grazed, graz·ing, graz·es
v.tr.
1. To touch lightly in passing; brush. See Synonyms at brush1.
2. To scrape or scratch slightly; abrade.
v.intr.
To scrape or touch something lightly in passing.
n.
1. The act of brushing or scraping along a surface.
2. A minor scratch or abrasion.

[Perhaps from graze.]
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grazeable

(ˈɡreɪzəbəl) or

grazable

adj
(Agriculture) able to be grazed
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(1) Description Hectares Percent area Commercial 36.70 0.31 Dispersed residential 95.11 0.80 Disturbed/under construction 358.48 3.01 Extractive industry 51.74 0.43 Improved pasture 55.90 0.47 Industrial 52.83 0.44 Institutional 13.46 0.11 Non-developed 10,197.70 85.58 Open grazeable land 536.20 4.50 Recreation 130.60 1.10 Residential 113.44 0.95 Row crops 91.33 0.77 Transportation 142.85 1.20 Tree crops 34.72 0.29 Water body 4.65 0.04 Total Area in Acres 11,915.79 100.00 (1) Tijuana River Watershed GIS database 2000.