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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A region reduced to aridity by drought and dust storms.

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  • n. a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s

Etymologies

After the Dust Bowl, region in the south-central US that was stricken with drought in the 1930s.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Parch... Farm= the Dust Bowl of the 1930's.

    February 6, 2008