from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A region reduced to aridity by drought and dust storms.
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- noun a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[After the Dust Bowl, region in the south-central US that was stricken with drought in the 1930s.]
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