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noun, Physical Geography.
rough, barren, volcanic topography with thin soils and little vegetation.
plural noun
a type of terrain, found for example in the NW US, consisting of bare rock surfaces, with little or no soil cover and scanty vegetation, that have been deeply channelled by glacial flood waters


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