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Meaning of badlands

bad•lands

Pronunciation: (bad'landz"), [key]
— n. (used with a pl. v.)
  1. a barren area in which soft rock strata are eroded into varied, fantastic forms.

Bad' Lands"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a barren, severely eroded region in SW South Dakota and NW Nebraska.
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