- an Indian shrub, Aeschynomene aspera, of the legume family, the pith of which is used for making helmets.
Origin of sola1
First recorded in 1835–45, sola is from the Hindi word solā
[saw-lah; English soh-luh]
- (referring to a woman) alone; by oneself (used formerly in stage directions).
- the upper part of the soil profile, which is influenced by plant roots; the A horizon and the B horizon.
Origin of solum
1820–30; < Latin: base, bottom; see sole2
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Examples from the Web for sola
In a recent interview with Britain's The Sunday Times, Sola Jimenez said all he wants is recognition.Spanish Court To Consider Paternity Claims Against Former King Juan Carlos
December 12, 2014
Once I can get her, sola, on the highway, all were well with my narrative.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Yet sola generally at her meals, and seldom at other times in their company.Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)
Even the ladies of the audience arose and waved their handkerchiefs, calling out many times: "Kellogg, sola!"Memoirs of an American Prima Donna
Clara Louise Kellogg
Before three o'clock we entered a hill-girt plain, which my companions called "Sola."
The doctrine of sola fides is incapable of a profound appreciation of the visible Church.
- the feminine form of solus
- the upper layers of the soil profile, affected by climate and vegetation
C19: New Latin from Latin: the ground
Word Origin and History for sola
Latin, "ground, soil," of unknown origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The upper layers of a soil profile in which soil formation occurs. The A and B horizons in an ABC soil are part of the solum.
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