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pine barren

a tract of sandy or peaty soil in which pine trees are the principal growth, as in low-lying areas near the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S.
Origin of pine barren
An Americanism dating back to 1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Except in this bit of pine barren, the roads are exceedingly muddy.

    The Master of Warlock George Cary Eggleston
  • The Indians had left the swamp and hidden themselves in a pine barren, near which the roadway wound.

    Four American Indians Edson L. Whitney
  • It was really a pine barren, such as may be seen to this day in what is called the wire-grass region of southern Georgia.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • More interesting, and a thousand times more memorable, than any flower or bird was the pine barren itself.

    A Florida Sketch-Book Bradford Torrey
  • One does for the Southern pine barren what the other does for the Northern berry pasture.

    A Florida Sketch-Book Bradford Torrey

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