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

  • n. Soil below the ground surface.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The soil underneath the surface / topsoil and above the bedrock

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The soil beneath the surface; understratum; subsoil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Soil beneath the surface; subsoil.

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

  • n. the layer of soil between the topsoil and bedrock


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