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oxisol

[ ok-si-sawl, -sol ]
/ ˈɒk sɪˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl /
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noun
a thick, weathered soil of the humid tropics, largely depleted in the minerals that promote fertility, and characteristic of the Amazon and Congo basins.
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Origin of oxisol

First recorded in 1955–60; ox- + -i- + -sol
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