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a plant that prevents or inhibits erosion by providing a ground cover and forming a dense network of roots that hold the soil.


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    noun 1. any of various organic or inorganic materials added to soil to improve its structure.

  • Soil-conservation

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  • Soil-creep

    noun, Geology. 1. creep of soil on even slopes; often accelerated by spring freeze-and-thaw or general periglacial conditions. Compare creep (def 22a). noun 1. the gradual downhill movement, under the force of gravity, of soil and loose rock material on a slope

  • Soiled

    verb (used with object) 1. to make unclean, dirty, or filthy, especially on the surface: to soil one’s clothes. 2. to smirch, smudge, or stain: The ink soiled his hands. 3. to sully or tarnish, as with disgrace; defile morally: to soil one’s good name. verb (used without object) 4. to become soiled: White soils […]

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