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

Examples of brown earth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instantly the green grass, the brown earth, the book are buried under whiteness. John Edgar Wideman, The New Yorker, "Rwanda," 7 Dec. 2020 And those were made of the good brown earth of home! Tom Comitta, Wired, "Loose Ends: A Literary Supercut of Sci-Fi Last Sentences," 22 Sep. 2020 Thinking of soothing green trees with beams of sun coming through and the soft brown earth -- the birds and I agree on that favorite place. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, "Remember your favorite Hillcrest places, people and things: Sun Messages," 2 Aug. 2020 The season also heralds longer days and a burst of wildflowers that contrast with the green of the cacti and the reddish brown earth to create a technicolor wonderland. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020 The season also heralds longer days and a burst of wildflowers that contrast with the green of the cacti and the reddish brown earth to create a technicolor wonderland. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020 The season also heralds longer days and a burst of wildflowers that contrast with the green of the cacti and the reddish brown earth to create a technicolor wonderland. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020 The season also heralds longer days and a burst of wildflowers that contrast with the green of the cacti and the reddish brown earth to create a technicolor wonderland. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020 The season also heralds longer days and a burst of wildflowers that contrast with the green of the cacti and the reddish brown earth to create a technicolor wonderland. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of brown earth

1932, in the meaning defined above

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16 Dec 2020

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“Brown earth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brown%20earth. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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