- Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young;
sterile; -- said of women and female animals. - Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; /rile. - Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty. - Mentally dull; stupid.
2 . Barren
- A tract of barren land. - Elevated lands or plains on which grow small trees, but not
timber; as, pine barrens; oak barrens. They are not necessarily
sterile, and are often fertile.
Meaning of 'barren' (Princeton's WordNet)
1 . barren
Meaning (1): - an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation