noun lat·er·ite \ˈla-tə-ˌrīt\

Definition of LATERITE

:  a residual product of rock decay that is red in color and has a high content in the oxides of iron and hydroxide of aluminum
lat·er·it·ic \ˌla-tə-ˈri-tik\ adjective

Origin of LATERITE

Latin later brick
First Known Use: 1807


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