Bad lands

Bad lands
Bad lands Bad" lands" Barren regions, especially in the western United States, where horizontal strata (Tertiary deposits) have been often eroded into fantastic forms, and much intersected by ca[~n]ons, and where lack of wood, water, and forage increases the difficulty of traversing the country, whence the name, first given by the Canadian French, Mauvaises Terres (bad lands). [1913 Webster]

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  • Bad|lands — «BAD LANDZ», noun (plural), or Bad Lands, 1. the rugged, barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska in which erosion has produced unusual land formations. 2. Usually, badlands. any similar region …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bad Lands — arid plateau, South Dakota and Nebraska. also Bad lands …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Bad Lands — a barren, severely eroded region in SW South Dakota and NW Nebraska. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bad Lands — n. heavily eroded dry barren land in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska (USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bad Lands — /ˈbædlændz/ (say badlandz) plural noun a barren, badly eroded region in the US, in south western South Dakota and north western Nebraska …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bad Lands — noun an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska • Syn: ↑Badlands • Instance Hypernyms: ↑badlands, ↑geographical area, ↑geographic area, ↑geographical region, ↑geographic region …   Useful english dictionary

  • bad·lands — /ˈbædˌlændz/ noun [plural] : a region in the U.S. where weather has worn away rocks into strange shapes and where there are very few plants the badlands of South Dakota …   Useful english dictionary

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