- the water in soil that is not available for absorption by plants.
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Examples from the Web for echard
Echard and Rapin are silent, both as to the event and as to the locality.
In a note, Echard is alluded to as the authority for this singular circumstance.
Even in his own age his part in it was, as obsolete Echard says, 'all riddle and mystery.'Sir Walter Ralegh
Echard says, that Charles refused her a reprieve of six weeks.The Town
“Never were fairer promises on one side, nor greater generosity on the other,” says Mr. Echard.A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second
Charles James Fox
- water that is present in the soil but cannot be absorbed or otherwise utilized by plants
C20: from Greek ekhein to hold back + ardein to water
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