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topsoil

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noun top·soil \ˈtäp-ˌsȯi(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of topsoil

  • : the upper layer of soil in which plants have most of their roots

Full Definition of topsoil

  1. :  surface soil usually including the organic layer in which plants have most of their roots and which the farmer turns over in plowing

1836

First Known Use of topsoil

1836


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topsoil

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noun top·soil \ˈtäp-ˌsȯil\

Definition of topsoil

  1. :  the rich upper layer of soil in which plants have most of their roots




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