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histosol

[his-tuh-sawl, -sol] /ˈhɪs təˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/
noun
1.
a worldwide soil type rich in organic matter, as peat, especially prevalent in wet, poorly drained areas.
Origin of histosol
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; histo- + -sol
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