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BAR'REN, a. from the same root as bare.

1. Not producing young, or offspring applied to animals.
2. Not producing plants unfruitful steril not fertile or producing little unproductive applied to the earth.
3. Not producing the usual fruit applied to tree,&c.
4. Not copious scanty as a scheme barren of hints.
5. Not containing useful or entertaining ideas as a barren treatise.
6. Unmeaning uninventive dull as barren spectators.
7. Unproductive not inventive as a barren mind.

BAR'REN, n. In the States west of the Allegheny, a word used to denote a tract of land, rising a few feet above the level of a plain, and producing trees and grass. The soil of these barrens is not barren, as the name imports, but often very fertile. It is usually alluvial, to a depth sometimes of several feet.


2. Any unproductive tract of land as the pine barrens of South Carolina.

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Entry for 'Barren'. King James Dictionary.

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