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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bar·ren a.
 1. Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young; sterile; -- said of women and female animals.
    She was barren of children.   --Bp. Hall.
 2. Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; sterile. Barren mountain tracts.”
 3. Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.
    Brilliant but barren reveries.   --Prescott.
    Some schemes will appear barren of hints and matter.   --Swift.
 4. Mentally dull; stupid.
 Barren flower, a flower which has only stamens without a pistil, or which has neither stamens nor pistils.
 Barren Grounds Geog., a vast tract in British America northward of the forest regions.
 Barren Ground bear Zool., a peculiar bear, inhabiting the Barren Grounds, now believed to be a variety of the brown bear of Europe.
 Barren Ground caribou Zool., a small reindeer (Rangifer Grœnlandicus) peculiar to the Barren Grounds and Greenland.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Car·i·bou n.  Zool. The American reindeer, especially the common or woodland species (Rangifer Caribou).
 Barren Ground caribou. See under Barren.
 Woodland caribou, the common reindeer (Rangifer Caribou) of the northern forests of America.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 barren ground caribou
      n : of tundra of northern Canada; in some classifications
          included in the species Rangifer tarandus [syn: Rangifer