Definition of red land in US English:

red land

noun

  • 1Soil of a reddish colour, typically due to the presence of iron oxides; (in singular or plural) a region characterized by such soil.

  • 2Slang. As Redland. (A name for) the Soviet Union. Also: (a name for) the countries of the Warsaw Pact considered collectively. Now historical.

noun

  • Land that has been cleared of vegetation, crops, etc.; ploughed land suitable for new planting; arable land.

Origin

Middle English. From red + land<br>late Middle English; earliest use found in Parliamentary Papers. Apparently partly from red, past participle of rede + land, and partly from rid, past participle of rid + land.

Pronunciation

red land

/ˌrɛd ˈland/