Pine Barrens

Pine Barrens

noun
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.
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pine barren

noun
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:
1725–35, Americanism

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