dust bowldust bowl
any arid region characterized by the occurrence of frequent dust storms
region in SC U.S., including parts of Okla. & Tex., where eroded topsoil was blown away by winds during a drought in the 1930s
A region reduced to aridity by drought and dust storms.
Origin of dust bowlAfter the Dust Bowl , region in the south-central US that was stricken with drought in the 1930s