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mollisol

[ mol-uh-sawl, -sol ]
/ ˈmɒl əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl /
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noun

a productive agricultural soil common to the world's grasslands, characterized by a dark surface layer rich in organic matter.

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Origin of mollisol

1970–75; <Latin molli(s) soft + -sol
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