barrens

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  • noun
    A barren tract or tracts of land. (the Newfoundland barrens)
    A group or drove of mules. (the Greeks were seen to drive a barren of mules)
    adjective
    (of land) too poor to produce much or any vegetation. (the plains of Kyrenia were barren)
    (of a place or building) bleak and lifeless. (the sports hall turned out to be a rather barren concrete building)

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