Definition of Badlands

1. Noun. Deeply eroded barren land.

Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Specialized synonyms: Bad Lands
Generic synonyms: Ground, Land, Soil



2. Noun. An eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska.

Definition of Badlands

1. Proper noun. Badlands National Park, a national park in South Dakota ¹

2. Noun. An arid terrain characterized by severe erosion of sedimentary rocks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Badlands

1. badland [n] - See also: badland

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Badlands

Bactrian camels
Bactrians
Baculovirus
Bad Thing
Badaga
Badajoz
Baddams
Bade
Baden
Baden-Württemberg
Badeshi
Badger State
Badiu
Badlands (current term)
Badlands National Park
Badminton
Badoglian
Baduanjin
Baeda
Baedeker
Baedeker's
Baedekers
Baehr-Lohlein lesion
Baekje
Baer's law
Baer's vesicle
Baeyer's theory

Literary usage of Badlands

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1. Biennial report by North Dakota Geological Survey (1908)
"The Badlands.—Bordering the Little Missouri on either side and occupying almost one-third of the entire area, or approximately 1400 square miles, ..."

2. The Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks by Larry H. Ludmer (2000)
"Although the land appears inhospitable, the Badlands provide a home to an unexpected diversity of animals and plants. Fortunately, despite the impression of ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1922)
"... zone of the White River Oligocene, typically developed in the Big Badlands of South Dakota, have made necessary an examination of specific characters in ..."

4. The New Eldorado: A Summer Journey to Alaska by Maturin Murray Ballou (1889)
"The Badlands.— Climbing the Rocky Mountains. — Cinnabar. — The Yellowstone Park. — An Accumulation of Wonders. — The Famous Hot Springs Terrace. ..."

5. Western Canada by Jack Altman (2002)
"Drumheller, Edmonton The severely eroded, hopelessly arid Badlands east of Calgary were so named by hunters, prospective pioneer farmers and fur traders ..."

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