solum

noun
so·​lum | \ ˈsō-ləm \
plural sola\ ˈsō-​lə \ or solums

Definition of solum

: the altered layer of soil above the parent material that includes the A and B horizons

First Known Use of solum

1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for solum

New Latin, from Latin, ground, soil

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