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A region reduced to aridity by drought and dust storms.
[After the Dust Bowl, region in the south-central US that was stricken with drought in the 1930s.]
(Physical Geography) a semiarid area in which the surface soil is exposed to wind erosion and dust storms occur
(Placename) the Dust Bowl the area of the south central US that became denuded of topsoil by wind erosion during the droughts of the mid-1930s
1. the region in the S central U.S. that suffered from dust storms in the 1930s.
2. (l.c.) any region subject to dust storms.
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|Noun||1.||dust bowl - a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s|
geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region - a demarcated area of the Earth