sola

1
[soh-lah]
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noun

an Indian shrub, Aeschynomene aspera, of the legume family, the pith of which is used for making helmets.

Compare topee.

Origin of sola

1
First recorded in 1835–45, sola is from the Hindi word solā

sola

2
[saw-lah; English soh-luh]

adjective Latin.

(referring to a woman) alone; by oneself (used formerly in stage directions).
Compare solus.

solum

[soh-luh m]

noun, plural so·la [soh-luh] /ˈsoʊ lə/, so·lums.

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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British Dictionary definitions for sola

sola

adjective

the feminine form of solus

solum

noun plural -lums or -la (-lə)

the upper layers of the soil profile, affected by climate and vegetation

Word Origin for solum

C19: New Latin from Latin: the ground
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Word Origin and History for sola

solum

n.

Latin, "ground, soil," of unknown origin.

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Science definitions for sola

solum

[sōləm]

Plural sola solums

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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