regosol

noun

reg·​o·​sol ˈre-gə-ˌsäl How to pronounce regosol (audio)
-ˌsȯl
: any of a group of azonal soils consisting chiefly of imperfectly consolidated material and having no clear-cut and specific morphology

Word History

Etymology

rego- (as in regolith) + Latin solum soil — more at sole

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of regosol was in 1949

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“Regosol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regosol. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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