red soil

noun

Definition of red soil

: any of a group of zonal soils that develop in a warm temperate moist climate under deciduous or mixed forests and that have thin organic and organic-mineral layers overlying a yellowish-brown leached layer resting on a red horizon marked by illuviation

called also red podzolic soil

Examples of red soil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Passengers on board get the full experience, including specialty drinks, music and amazing views of the agave plantations that contrast the red soil and the blue plant. Christin Parcerisa Vigueras, Travel + Leisure, 9 Nov. 2021 The red soil outlines where trees, downed by Wallow, had lain for years. Anton L. Delgado, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2021 The red soil outlines where trees, downed by Wallow, had lain for years. Anton L. Delgado, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2021 The red soil outlines where trees, downed by Wallow, had lain for years. Anton L. Delgado, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2021 The red soil outlines where trees, downed by Wallow, had lain for years. Anton L. Delgado, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2021 Pair your meal with one of Meneghetti’s aromatic, mineral reds, a product of the area’s rocky red soil, or a bottle from Roxanich’s selection of long-aged natural wines, including rosé and orange varietals. Matt Lardie, Robb Report, 26 Sep. 2021 The red soil outlines where trees, downed by Wallow, had lain for years. Anton L. Delgado, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2021 The red soil outlines where trees, downed by Wallow, had lain for years. Anton L. Delgado, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of red soil

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Red soil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20soil. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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