Definition of topsoil in English:

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topsoil

Pronunciation: /ˈtäpˌsoil/

noun

The top layer of soil.
Example sentences
  • Many soils have a topsoil layer that is more permeable than the clay subsoil.
  • It owns recycling plants in Ayrshire, Paisley and Glasgow and supplies recycled aggregates, topsoil and subsoil.
  • Ideally, a loamy textured topsoil should be brought in to increase soil grade.

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Syllabification: top·soil

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