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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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  • The pine barren's frog, northern bog lemming, golden-crowned kinglet and lynx are adapted to living in the acidic habitat.
  • The tiger salamander inhabits sandy pine barren areas with temporary or permanent pools for breeding.
  • The pine barren forest and forest openings offer chances to see migrating warblers.
  • The dunes now support a pine barren ecology normally found only in coastal areas.

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