pedalfer

noun
pe·​dal·​fer | \ pə-ˈdal-fər How to pronounce pedalfer (audio) , -ˌfer \

Definition of pedalfer

: a soil that lacks a hardened layer of accumulated carbonates

First Known Use of pedalfer

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pedalfer

Greek pedon ground + English alumen + Latin ferrum iron

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“Pedalfer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pedalfer. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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