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scabland

[skab-land] /ˈskæbˌlænd/
noun, Physical Geography
1.
rough, barren, volcanic topography with thin soils and little vegetation.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; scab + land
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Examples for scabland
  • South-facing hillsides are generally an intricate mosaic of rock and scabland, and sagebrush-steppe vegetation.
  • scabland rangelands provide low quality nutritional choices for cattle.
  • Dozens and perhaps hundreds of flood events eroded the lava surface into the unique landscape known as the channeled scabland.

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