noun lat·er·ite \ˈla-tə-ˌrīt\

Definition of laterite

  1. :  a residual product of rock decay that is red in color and has a high content in the oxides of iron and hydroxide of aluminum


play \ˌla-tə-ˈri-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of laterite

Latin later brick

First Known Use: 1807

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