aridisol

[ uh-rid-uh-sawl, -sol ]
/ əˈrɪd əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl /

noun

a soil type common to the world's deserts, poor in organic matter and rich in salts.

Nearby words

  1. ariboflavinosis,
  2. arica,
  3. arid,
  4. arid zone,
  5. aridification,
  6. aridity,
  7. aridity index,
  8. aridly,
  9. ariel,
  10. arielle

Origin of aridisol

First recorded in 1970–75; arid + -i- + -sol

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