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the bed or stratum of earth or earthy material immediately under the surface soil.

Also called undersoil. the layer of soil beneath the surface soil and overlying the bedrock
(as modifier): a subsoil plough

(transitive) to plough (land) to a depth below the normal ploughing level and so break up the subsoil
In an ABC soil, the B horizon. The term was formerly used to mean the layer of earth below the humus or surface soil.


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  • Subsoiler

    noun 1. one who operates a subsoil plow. 2. subsoil plow.

  • Subsoil-plow

    noun 1. a plow for stirring the subsoil, usually without disturbing the surface.

  • Subsolar

    adjective 1. situated beneath the sun or between the earth and the sun. 2. between the tropics. adjective 1. (of a point on the earth) directly below the sun 2. situated between the tropics; equatorial

  • Subsong

    noun 1. an unstructured, often rambling vocalization of low volume heard in young birds and, at the start of the breeding season, in adult birds of certain species. noun 1. a subdued form of birdsong modified from the full territorial song and used by some birds esp in courtship

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