Learner's definition of BARREN
1 a : having very few plants : not suitable for plants b : not producing fruit or not able to produce fruit
a barren tree
a barren orchard
2 old-fashioned, of a woman or female animal : not able to produce children or offspring : infertile 3 [more barren; most barren] : not exciting or interesting 4 : not producing good or useful things, ideas, etc.