duricrust

noun

du·​ri·​crust
ˈd(y)u̇rəˌkrəst
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Latin durus hard + English -i- + crust

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“Duricrust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duricrust. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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