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

Examples of brown earth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Best Green Cabinet Paint Colors, According to Experts 18 Rustic Charm If your kitchen has exposed brick, complement brown earth tones with light green cabinetry. Marisa Donnelly, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 May 2023 Tents cover nearly every patch of its brown earth. Dallas News, 17 Apr. 2022 Writing in Bomb magazine in 2016, the critic Stephen Westfall noted that one of Mr. Terna’s paintings depicts what looks like a white snow patch or pond surrounded by light brown earth. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 4 Feb. 2023 Huts made of brown earth and thatched roofs hand-stitched from tree fronds dotted the horizon. Antonia Juhasz, WIRED, 20 Dec. 2022 There is movement in the thick, brown earth: Tiny earthworms being disturbed from their homestead. Sibi Arasu, ajc, 12 Nov. 2022 His illustrations burst with the intense yellows of sunshine and daffodils, the pale pinks of blossoms and the bright lime-green of new plants in brown earth. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 8 Apr. 2022 But interior design and fashion have always influenced each other: look no further than the orange-and-brown earth-tone homes of the 1970s, or the over-the-top gowns and interiors of the 1890s. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 5 Apr. 2022 The image is grounded, literally, in the hump of brown earth that fills the lower two-fifths of the frame., 22 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brown earth was in 1932

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“Brown earth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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