[ kres-erd ]
/ ˈkrɛs ərd /
the water in soil that is available to plants for absorption.
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Origin of chresard
First recorded in 1905–10; from Greek chrês(is) “use, usage” + árd(ein) “to water, irrigate”; cf. echard
Words nearby chresard
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British Dictionary definitions for chresard
/ (ˈkrɛsəd) /
the amount of water present in the soil that is available to plants
Word Origin for chresard
C20: from Greek khrēsis use (from khrēsthai to use) + ardein to water
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