Definition of yellow earth in US English:

yellow earth


  • A yellowish loess occurring in northern China.

    • ‘In winter in Hunan, the wind howls bone-cold across bare fields of dry yellow earth, kicking up the dust so that it stings the eyes of the horses and makes men squint as they lean into the frozen air.’
    • ‘YANAN (China): A beetle sustains itself from the growth of a newly reforested hillside overlooking terraced fields of compact yellow earth, known as loess.’
    • ‘It is a piece of land that has experienced the ravages of history including being flooded by the Yellow River several times before, leaving mud and sand behind and making it a famous yellow earth zone.’