so·​lum ˈsō-ləm How to pronounce solum (audio)
plural sola ˈsō-lə How to pronounce solum (audio) or solums
: the altered layer of soil above the parent material that includes the A and B horizons

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, ground, soil

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of solum was in 1928

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“Solum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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