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  1. dust bowl

    • IPA[ˈdəs(t) ˌbōl]


    • n.
      an area of land where vegetation has been lost and soil reduced to dust and eroded, especially as a consequence of drought or unsuitable farming practice.;an area of Oklahoma, Kansas, and northern Texas affected by severe soil erosion (caused by windstorms) in the early 1930s, which obliged many people to move.
    • noun: dust bowl, plural noun: dust bowls