echard

[ ek-hahrd ]

noun
  1. the water in soil that is not available for absorption by plants.

Origin of echard

1
First recorded in 1905–10; from ech-, root of Greek verb échein “to have, hold, hold back” + árd(ein) “to water, irrigate”; cf. chresard

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echard

/ (ˈɛkɑːd) /


noun
  1. water that is present in the soil but cannot be absorbed or otherwise utilized by plants

Origin of echard

1
C20: from Greek ekhein to hold back + ardein to water

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