[ mol-uh-sawl, -sol ]
/ ˈmɒl əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl /
a productive agricultural soil common to the world's grasslands, characterized by a dark surface layer rich in organic matter.
Compare brown soils.
Origin of mollisol
1970–75; < Latin molli(s) soft + -sol
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