lithosol

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lithosol. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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