Meaning of Pine Barrens

Pine' Bar"rens

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  1. an extensive coastal region in S and SE New Jersey, composed chiefly of pine stands, sandy soils, and swampy streams. ab. 2000 sq. mi. (5180 sq. km). Official name,
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