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vertisol

[ vur-tuh-sawl, -sol ]
/ ˈvɜr təˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl /
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noun
a clay-rich soil in which deep cracks form during the dry season.
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Origin of vertisol

First recorded in 1955–60; verti(cal) + -sol
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