scabland

[ skab-land ]
/ ˈskæbˌlænd /

noun Physical Geography.

rough, barren, volcanic topography with thin soils and little vegetation.

Nearby words

  1. scabby mouth,
  2. scabicide,
  3. scabies,
  4. scabietic,
  5. scabious,
  6. scablands,
  7. scabrid,
  8. scabrous,
  9. scabrously,
  10. scad

Origin of scabland

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; scab + land

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