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Pine Barrens

the, an extensive coastal region in S and SE New Jersey, composed chiefly of pine stands, sandy soils, and swampy streams. About 2000 sq. mi. (5180 sq. km).
Official name the Pinelands
[pahyn-luh ndz] /ˈpaɪn ləndz/ (Show IPA)

pine barren

a tract of sandy or peaty soil in which pine trees are the principal growth, as in low-lying areas near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S.
Origin of pine barren
1725-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In winter these Pine Barrens retain much of their verdure, and constitute one of the marked features of the country.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • It is supposed that the Pine Barrens towards Texas, if explored, would add to the number.

  • It was at one time supposed that this most delicate and beautiful of all our ferns was peculiar to the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

    Life: Its True Genesis R. W. Wright
  • This region of Pine Barrens occurs at quite an elevation, and the nights were cold.

  • Fire is undoubtedly the efficient cause of the stunted and irregular growth of the Pine Barrens.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • The birds are said to be fine singers and to frequent, almost exclusively, Pine Barrens.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
  • But you can go into the Pine Barrens any bright summer day and capture for yourself a real live saurian.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Constance Fenimore Woolson wrote largely of Florida, its everglades, its orange-groves, its Pine Barrens.

    Woman's Club Work and Programs Caroline French Benton

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