Definitions

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  • adj. Having no vegetation

Etymologies

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From un- +‎ vegetated

Examples

  • Given the dense population of people per park, our natural areas show signs of wear and tear - mountain bike tire ruts, charred stumps from arson, strewn litter, bare, unvegetated patches, exposed mineral soil.

    Marielle Anzelone: NYC Nature 101: Urban Ecology

  • Within a year of purchasing the $400,000 home, they found out their eroding, unvegetated cliffs were one of the last remaining habitats of the endangered Puritan tiger beetle.

    From Calvert County cliffside properties, homeowners battle tiger beetle, time

  • These systems are very different from the numerous small, intermittent, frequently unvegetated depressions that occur in the mid-western and eastern United States, which are also refered to as vernal pools.

    Vernal pool

  • There are approximately 300 coral cays, including 213 unvegetated cays, 43 vegetated cays and 44 low wooded islands.

    Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, Australia

  • Mangrove ecosystems are threatened by conversion to agricultural areas that are used for low productivity crop and part of these areas often remains unvegetated because of regular inundation.

    Gulf of Panama mangroves

  • They harbor, virtually without exception, more animals and more species than nearby unvegetated areas.

    Seagrass meadows

  • Huancane I moraines are unvegetated and, although present in all valleys surrounding the Quelccaya Ice Cap, are not dated directly in the main Huancane Valley.

    Some Geologists at Quelccaya « Climate Audit

  • Thus, our estimates underestimate the effect of transpiration and the difference between unvegetated controls and vegetated modules since the vegetated modules should have been able to reduce soil water content below that of unvegetated controls to a greater extent once the substrate surface became dry

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Additionally, ten unvegetated modules with growing medium (two per block) served as controls.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The phenomenon of retreating ice revealed open, rocky terrain that became habitable by wildlife - a consequence of microscale climate change in a formerly unvegetated habitat.

    Local News from Tuscaloosa News

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