a soil of acid reaction or having a predominance of hydrogen ions, tasting sour in solution.
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How to use acid soil in a sentence
There are a few kinds of cultivated plants that seem to prefer an acid soil, and to resent lime applications.Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement | Alva Agee
I discovered, for instance, that iron fence posts rust away in an acid soil; that one must use cedar or oak.Growing Nuts in the North | Carl Weschcke
Fine for lawns; grows slowly but vigorously almost everywhere but on an acid soil.Making a Lawn | Luke Joseph Doogue
Persian walnut, I believe, when on its own roots, is more or less allergic to acid soil.
The effect is very pronounced in times of drought, the alkaline soil crops drying up much more quickly than do those on acid soil.
British Dictionary definitions for acid soil
a soil that gives a pH reaction of below about 6, found especially in cool moist areas where soluble bases are leached away
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