badlands

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Calque of Canadian French mauvaise terres à traverser (bad lands to cross), itself a calque of Lakota mako sica (land bad), synchronically equivalent to bad +‎ lands.

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badlands (plural badlands)

  1. (geomorphology) An arid terrain characterized by severe erosion of sedimentary rocks.

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