variants or less commonly solonets
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

Word History


Russian solonets salt not extracted by decoction, from solonyĭ salty

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“Solonetz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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