orterde

noun
ort·​er·​de | \ ˈȯrtˌerdə\
plural -s

Definition of orterde

: a soil horizon in which there is little or no cementation between the iron and the organic matter

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History and Etymology for orterde

German, from ort site, place (from Old High German, point) + erde earth (from Old High German erda)

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