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Soil and earth

alluvium

noun

soil containing earth and sand left by rivers or floods

clay

noun

a type of heavy wet soil that becomes hard when it is baked in a kiln (=oven), used for making cups, plates, and other objects

clod

noun

a lump of soil

dirt

noun

soil or mud (=soil mixed with water)

dust

noun

very small pieces of dry earth or sand that are like powder

earth

noun

the substance in which plants grow that covers most of the land

grit

noun

very small pieces of stone or sand

ground

noun

the layer of soil and rock that forms the Earth’s surface

ground

noun

the soil nearest the Earth’s surface in which you can grow plants

loam

noun

a type of soil that is especially good for plants to grow in

mud

noun

very soft wet earth

peat

noun

a type of soil consisting of decaying plants that can also be used as fuel

potting compost

noun

the soil that you use when you put a plant in a container

quicksand

noun

soft wet sand that is dangerous to walk on because it pulls your body down into it

sand

noun

a loose pale brown substance that you find at a beach or in the desert, formed from very small pieces of rock

silt

noun

sand, dirt, and very small rocks that are carried from one place to another by moving water

sludge

noun

thick soft mud

sod

noun

a piece of earth that has grass and roots growing in it

soil

noun

the substance on the surface of the Earth in which plants grow

subsoil

noun

the layer of soil under the top layer

topsoil

noun

the layer of soil that is near the surface of the ground

turf

noun

a piece of earth with the short grass that is growing on it

wormcast

noun

a small pile of soil on the ground, produced by a worm digging under the surface

facekini

a face mask worn on the beach in order to protect the face from the sun

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