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n. often scablands
An elevated area of barren rocky land with little or no soil cover, often crossed by dry stream channels: the scablands of eastern Washington.
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(Physical Geography) a type of terrain, found for example in the northwestern US, consisting of bare rock surfaces, with little or no soil cover and scanty vegetation, that have been deeply channelled by glacial flood waters
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|Noun||1.||scablands - (geology) flat elevated land with poor soil and little vegetation that is scarred by dry channels of glacial origin (especially in eastern Washington)|
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
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