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What does the word 'nullarbor' mean in Nullarbor Plain?

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March 04, 2014 9:33PM

The word "Nullarbor" is from two Latin words (nullus arbor) literally meaning "no tree" (Null, from nullus = nothing, arbor = tree).

The Nullarbor Plain is a vast, almost treeless semi-arid plain in Australia's south, just north of the Great Australian Bight. The area of the Nullarbor extends about 200,000 square kilometres.