Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

duricrust

[doo r-i-kruhst, dyoo r-]
noun
  1. a hard crust that forms on or in soil in semiarid climates owing to cementation of soil particles.Compare caliche, hardpan(defs 1, 2).
Show More

Origin of duricrust

< Latin dūr(us) hard + -i- + crust
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for duricrust

duricrust

noun
  1. another name for caliche (def. 2)
Show More
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