• synonyms

red earth

  1. a clayey zonal soil of tropical savanna lands, formed by extensive chemical weathering, coloured by iron compounds, and less strongly leached than laterite
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Historical Examples

  • In time the snake gnawed them free from their foundations and the red-earth pair wandered off together.

    Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete

    Charles M. Skinner

  • Another type of red-clay is found in caves, and is known as cave-earth or red-earth (terra rossa).