noun Physical Geography.
rough, barren, volcanic topography with thin soils and little vegetation.

1920–25, Americanism; scab + land Unabridged
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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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