chestnut soil


: any of an agriculturally important group of zonal soils typically having a dark-brown surface horizon that grades downward into a lighter zone and then into a horizon of lime accumulation and being characteristic of certain cool semiarid grasslands and steppes (as in the northern U.S. prairie states)

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“Chestnut soil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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