Definitions for badlandsˈbædˌlændz

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  1. badlands(noun)

    deeply eroded barren land

  2. Bad Lands, Badlands(noun)

    an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska

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  1. badlands(Noun)

    An arid terrain characterized by severe erosion of sedimentary rocks.

  2. Badlands(ProperNoun)

    Badlands National Park, a national park in South Dakota

  3. Origin: bad + lands

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  1. Badlands

    A badlands is/are a type of dry terrain where softer sedimentary rocks and clay-rich soils have been extensively eroded by wind and water. It can resemble malpaís, a terrain of volcanic rock. Canyons, ravines, gullies, hoodoos and other such geological forms are common in badlands. They are often difficult to navigate by foot. Badlands often have a spectacular color display that alternates from dark black/blue coal stria to bright clays to red scoria.


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