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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

(geology) flat elevated land with poor soil and little vegetation that is scarred by dry channels of glacial origin (especially in eastern Washington).

Usage examples (15)
  • To all appearances, the forest looks healthy -- a green tapestry of ponderosa pine spreading across five square miles of low buttes, ashy scablands, and rocky promontories.
  • Never mind that the wait at both ends and the flight time is more time consuming than a four-hour drive over the “mountains” and through the “scablands” to bubba land.
  • Plant communities present a rich mosaic of grass and shrublands, Garry and California black oak woodlands, juniper scablands, mixed conifer and white fir forests, and...
  • One flood happened when a glacial lake burst its empoundment and created the scablands in Oregon, Another flood happened when the Mediterranean flooded the Black Sea and... for more
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