lateritious

or lat·er·i·ceous

[ lat-uh-rish-uhs ]
/ ˌlæt əˈrɪʃ əs /

adjective

of the color of brick; brick-red.

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Origin of lateritious

First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin laterīcius “made of brick,” equivalent to later “brick” + -īcius adjective suffix denoting materials; see -itious
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