Definition of scablands in English:

scablands

plural noun

Geology
  • Flat elevated land deeply scarred by channels of glacial or fluvioglacial origin and with poor soil and little vegetation, especially in the Columbia Plateau, Washington State, US.

    • ‘He says there is published evidence of a massive catastrophic burst of an ice dam in Siberia, on the scale of the Spokane Flood which carved the channelled scablands of the northwest US.’
    • ‘Ring-necked Ducks are uncommon as breeders in low-elevation wetlands in eastern Washington, but rare east of the channeled scablands.’

Pronunciation:

scablands

/ˈskablands/