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

  • n. The upper part of the soil.
  • transitive v. To remove the surface layer of soil from (land).

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  • n. The most fertile soil, easiest to start new plants in.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The upper layer of soil; surface soil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The surface or upper part of the soil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the layer of soil on the surface

Etymologies

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top +‎ soil

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