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Word: humus

Definition: substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil


Sentences Containing 'humus'

It is due also to the presence on the ground of decaying leaves and twigs, or humus.
The water which thus passes into the humus and the soil beneath does not remain there, but slowly seeps downward, and finally after weeks and months emerges at a lower level as a stream.

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