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histosol

[ his-tuh-sawl, -sol ]
/ ˈhɪs təˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl /
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noun

a worldwide soil type rich in organic matter, as peat, especially prevalent in wet, poorly drained areas.

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Origin of histosol

First recorded in 1970–75; histo- + -sol
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