red desert soil

noun

: any of a group of zonal soils of warm-temperate and tropical deserts that have light reddish brown friable soil over a reddish brown or dull red heavy horizon which grades into an accumulation of calcium carbonate and that supports more or less scanty desert-shrub vegetation

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“Red desert soil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20desert%20soil. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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