Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

pedalfer

[pi-dal-fer] /pɪˈdæl fər/
noun
1.
a soil rich in alumina and iron, with few or no carbonates.
Compare pedocal.
Origin of pedalfer
1925-1930
1925-30; ped-3 + Latin al(ūmen) alum1 + fer(rum) iron
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for pedalfer

pedalfer

/pɪˈdælfə/
noun
1.
a type of zonal soil deficient in lime but containing deposits of aluminium and iron, found in wet areas, esp those with high temperatures Compare pedocal
Word Origin
C20: pedo-² + alum + -fer, from Latin ferrum iron
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
pedalfer in Science
pedalfer
  (pĭ-dāl'fər)   
Soil that is characterized by an abundance of aluminum and iron oxides. Pedalfers are common in humid regions and are deposited in the B horizon of ABC soils, through leaching.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for pedalfer

Word Value for pedalfer

14
16
Scrabble Words With Friends