pe·​dal·​fer pə-ˈdal-fər How to pronounce pedalfer (audio)
: a soil that lacks a hardened layer of accumulated carbonates

Word History


Greek pedon ground + English alumen + Latin ferrum iron

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pedalfer was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Pedalfer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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