[pey-lee-uh-sawl, -sol or, esp. British, pal-ee-uh-]
a fossil soil preserved within a sequence of geological deposits, indicative of past conditions.
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A soil horizon from the geologic past, usually buried beneath other rocks or recent soil horizons.
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