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hardpan

noun hard·pan \ˈhärd-ˌpan\

Definition of HARDPAN

1
:  a cemented or compacted and often clayey layer in soil that is impenetrable by roots
2
:  a fundamental part :  bedrock

First Known Use of HARDPAN

1817

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