azonal soil


Definition of azonal soil

1 : a major soil group often classified as a category of the highest rank and embracing soils that lack well-developed horizons because of immaturity or other factors that have prevented their development — compare intrazonal soil, zonal soil
2 : any soil belonging to the azonal soil group (such as the rocky soils on steep slopes)

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First Known Use of azonal soil

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Azonal soil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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