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bar·ren

(bar'en),
Unable to produce a pregnancy.
[M.E. bareyne]

barren

(băr′ən)
adj.
a. Not producing or incapable of producing offspring. Used of female animals.
b. Often Offensive Not producing or incapable of producing offspring. Used of women.

bar′ren·ly adv.
bar′ren·ness n.
Infertile, sterile, fruitless

barren

adjective Gynecology Infertile, sterile, fruitless, inconceivable

barren

Sterile. Incapable of producing offspring.

barren

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The Sugartown Serpentine Barrens on Natural Lands Trust's Willisbrook Preserve (Willistown Township, Chester County).
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And if he gets his way and the Zuni Pine Barrens are regularly burned as they were for countless generations, the forest here will again deserve the description "park-like.
Among the groups joining the county executive at the recent press conference were: The Long Island Pine Barrens Society, The Nature Conservancy, New York League of Conservation Voters, North Fork Environmental Council, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Long Island Neighborhood Network, Sustainable Long Island, Vision Long Island, Peconic Land Trust, Long island Farm Bureau, the Long Island Progressive Coalition, Community Health and Environment Coalition, the Long Island Federation of Labor and The Long Island Association.
A Nineteenth Century Effort to Reforest the Sand Barrens of Upper Michigan.
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A coalition of New Jersey's finest blueberry growers from the Pine Barrens and Rutgers University.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Fighters of the Lebanese Resistance Movement, Hezbollah, repelled on Tuesday an attack by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri terrorist group in the barrens of Ras Baalbek and al-Qaa'.
14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced they plan to begin the second phase of controlled burns on the Scotia Barrens on State Game Land 176 in Patton, Ferguson and Halfmoon townships, Centre County, to improve habitat conditions within this unique ecosystem.
Voices in the pines; true stories from the New Jersey Pine Barrens.