badlands definition

  • noun-plural:
    • Barren land described as approximately eroded ridges, peaks, and mesas.
  • noun:
    • An arid surface described as extreme erosion of sedimentary rocks.
    • an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska
    • an eroded and barren area in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska
    • profoundly eroded barren land
  • others:
    • Barren regions, particularly in the western US, where horizontal strata (Tertiary build up) happen usually eroded into great kinds, and far intersected by caƱons, and in which lack of lumber, liquid, and forage boosts the difficulty of traversing the nation, whence title, first distributed by the Canadian French, Mauvaises Terres (bad places).

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