One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the hotel is set in acres of breathtaking countryside’
landscape, scenery, surroundings, setting, environment
terrain, land, country, parts
2the countryside‘I was brought up in the countryside’
a rural area, a rural district, farmland, agricultural land, the country, the green belt, the great outdoors
the provinces, the backwoods, the wilds, the wilderness, the hinterland
Australian the outback, the bush, the back country, the booay
South African the backveld, the platteland
informal the sticks, the back of beyond, the middle of nowhere
North American informal the boondocks, the boonies, the tall timbers
Australian informal Woop Woop, beyond the black stump
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