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"badlands" in British English

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badlandsnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˈbæd.lændz/
a ​dryarea without ​plants and with ​largerocks that the ​weather has ​worn into ​strangeshapes, ​especially the ​area like this in Dakota and Nebraska in the US
(Definition of badlands from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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badlandsplural noun

 us   /ˈbædˌlændz/
a ​dryarea without ​plants and with ​largerocks that the ​weather has ​worn into ​strangeshapes
(Definition of badlands from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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