solonetz

noun

sol·​o·​netz
variants or less commonly solonets
¦sälə¦nets
plural solonetzes also solonetz also solonetses
: any of an intrazonal group of dark hard alkaline soils showing columnar structure and containing sulfates, bicarbonates, and other soluble salts which evolve by leaching and alkalizing from solonchak in imperfectly drained semiarid regions
solonetzic
-tsik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

Russian solonets salt not extracted by decoction, from solonyĭ salty

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“Solonetz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solonetz. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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