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      n   a type of soil developed in arid climates, characterized by a lack of leaching and small humus content  
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desert          [1]  
1    a region that is devoid or almost devoid of vegetation, esp. because of low rainfall  
2    an uncultivated uninhabited region  
3    a place which lacks some desirable feature or quality  
a cultural desert     
4    modifier   of, relating to, or like a desert; infertile or desolate  
     (C13: from Old French, from Church Latin desertum, from Latin deserere to abandon, literally: to sever one's links with, from de- + serere to bind together)  

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      n   solitude, waste, wasteland, wilderness, wilds  
      adj   arid, bare, barren, desolate, infertile, lonely, solitary, uncultivated, uninhabited, unproductive, untilled, waste, wild  

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in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
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