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duricrust

[ door-i-kruhst, dyoor- ]
/ ˈdʊər ɪˌkrʌst, ˈdyʊər- /
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noun
a hard crust that forms on or in soil in semiarid climates owing to cementation of soil particles.Compare caliche, hardpan (defs. 1, 2).
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Origin of duricrust

<Latin dūr(us) hard + -i- + crust

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British Dictionary definitions for duricrust

duricrust
/ (ˈdjʊərɪˌkrʌst) /

noun
another name for caliche (def. 2)
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