duricrust

noun du·ri·crust \ˈd(y)u̇rəˌkrəst\

Definition of duricrust

  1. :  a hard crust formed at or near the surface of the ground as a result of the upward migration and evaporation of mineral-bearing ground water — compare caliche

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Origin and Etymology of duricrust

Latin durus hard + English -i- + crust — more at dure


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