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brown earth

noun

Definition of BROWN EARTH

:  any of a group of intrazonal soils developed in temperate humid regions under deciduous forests and characterized by a dark brown mull horizon that grades through lighter colored soil

First Known Use of BROWN EARTH

1932

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