lith·​o·​sol ˈli-thə-ˌsäl How to pronounce lithosol (audio)
: any of a group of shallow azonal soils consisting of imperfectly weathered rock fragments

Word History


litho- + -sol (in podsol, variant of podzol)

First Known Use

circa 1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lithosol was circa 1938

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“Lithosol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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