Topsoil meaning

tŏpsoil
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The upper part of the soil.
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The upper layer of soil; surface soil.
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Earth of a dark and rich type, for use in growing plants, a lawn, etc.

A bag of topsoil.

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The upper portion of a soil, usually dark colored and rich in organic material. It is more or less equivalent to the upper portion of an A horizon in an ABC soil.
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The most fertile soil, easiest to start new plants in.

Little grew on the farm, after the floods from the hurricane washed away the topsoil.

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To place topsoil on (land).
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Origin of topsoil