brown earth

brown earth
noun
: any of a group of intrazonal soils developed in temperate humid regions under deciduous forests from parent material relatively rich in bases and characterized by a dark brown mull horizon that grades through lighter colored soil into parent material — called also brown forest soil

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brown earth noun
A type of soil with a rich brown surface layer, formed under deciduous forest in temperate humid regions
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Main Entry:brown

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n. Soil Science a type of soil having a brown humus-rich surface layer

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