latosol

noun
lat·​o·​sol | \ ˈla-tə-ˌsȯl How to pronounce latosol (audio) \

Definition of latosol

: a leached red and yellow tropical soil

Other Words from latosol

latosolic \ ˌla-​tə-​ˈsȯ-​lik How to pronounce latosolic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of latosol

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for latosol

irregular from Latin later brick + English -sol (as in podsol, variant of podzol)

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“Latosol.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latosol. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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