duricrust

noun
du·​ri·​crust | \ ˈd(y)u̇rəˌkrəst \

Definition of duricrust

: 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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History and Etymology for duricrust

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 28 Oct. 2021.

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