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Bad·lands

also Bad Lands  (băd′lăndz′)
A heavily eroded arid region of southwest South Dakota and northwest Nebraska. It is known for its colorful rock formations and prehistoric fossils.

bad·lands

 (băd′lăndz′)
pl.n.
Barren land typically having rough, deeply eroded terrain.

badlands

(ˈbædˌlændz)
pl n
(Physical Geography) any deeply eroded barren area

bad•lands

(ˈbædˌlændz)

n.pl.
a barren area in which soft rock strata are eroded into varied, fantastic forms.
[1850–55, Amer.]

bad·lands

(băd′lăndz′)
An area of heavily eroded land with numerous gullies or streambeds between ridges of variously colored sand, silt, and clay. Badlands usually form in dry regions where sudden, heavy rains wash away soil and keep most vegetation from becoming established.

badlands

Arid, barren, hilly land that is deeply eroded by gullies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.badlands - deeply eroded barren landbadlands - deeply eroded barren land    
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
2.badlands - an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern NebraskaBadlands - an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska
Cornhusker State, Nebraska, NE - a midwestern state on the Great Plains
Coyote State, Mount Rushmore State, SD, South Dakota - a state in north central United States

badlands

noun
A tract of unproductive land:
barren (often used in plural), desert, waste, wasteland, wilderness.
Translations

badlands

[ˈbædlændz] NPL (US) → tierras fpl malas región yerma, esp en los estados de Nebraska y Dakota del Sur

badlands

plÖdland nt
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