ped·​o·​cal ˈpe-də-ˌkal How to pronounce pedocal (audio)
: a soil that includes a definite hardened layer of accumulated carbonates
pedocalic adjective

Word History


Greek pedon earth + Latin calc-, calx lime — more at ped, chalk

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pedocal was in 1928

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“Pedocal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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