plural -s
: alluvial matter not of recent origin on the surface of land
: loose material (as earth or soil) formed by decay of rocks in a place compare laterite, saprolite

Word History


German, from Low German, high dry land near the sea, from Middle Low German gēst

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“Geest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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