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 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. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Sep. 2021 Instantly the green grass, the brown earth, the book are buried under whiteness. John Edgar Wideman, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2020 And those were made of the good brown earth of home! Tom Comitta, Wired, 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, 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, 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, 17 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of brown earth

1932, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

21 Apr 2022

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“Brown earth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brown%20earth. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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