What is badland?

badland meaning in Soil Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
In Soil Survey a map-unit that is a type of miscellaneous area, which is generally devoid of vegetation , is intricately dissected by a fine, drainage network with a high drainage density and has short, steep slopes with narrow interfluves resulting from erosion of soft geologic materials. Most common in arid or semiarid regions. See also miscellaneous area.


reference: Soil Science Society of America