The definition of barren is something or someone who is not productive or fruitful, or a place with few or no plants.(adjective)
See barren in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME barain < OFr baraigne, brehaigne, orig. used of land
See barren in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English barreine
Origin: , from Old French brahaigne
Origin: , perhaps of Germanic origin.
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