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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The layer of soil on the surface.

Usage examples (39)
  • "It's been raining a lot, and the topsoil is loose," he said.
  • The topsoil is underlain by glacially deposited gravelly rocks and stones.
  • I could not resist digging up the thin topsoil and a little bit of the hard packed clay and shale.
  • And save what little topsoil we have - by planting more trees - before all the topsoil is washed away and we're left with nothing but sand. for more
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