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dust bowl

noun

Simple Definition of dust bowl

  • : an area of land that was once used for farming but that has become a desert because of a lack of rain

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dust bowl

  1. :  a region that suffers from prolonged droughts and dust storms

Examples of dust bowl in a sentence

  1. They left the dust bowl and moved west.



1936

First Known Use of dust bowl

1936


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