Definition of laterite
: 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
lateriticplay \ˌla-tə-ˈri-tik\ adjective
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Ronito Eresari, 42, a farmer in the village, said the river had been muddied with nickel laterite, making well water undrinkable and killing the freshwater mollusks that villagers once collected from the banks.
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Origin and Etymology of laterite
Latin later brick
First Known Use: 1807See Words from the same year
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