talpatate

noun
tal·​pa·​ta·​te
variants: or talpetate \ˌtälpəˈtätē \
plural -s

Definition of talpatate 

1 : a rock of superficial origin formed by the cementing action of calcium carbonate on sand, soil, or volcanic ash and equivalent in part to caliche or calcrete

2 : rather poor thin soil consisting of partly decomposed volcanic ash more or less consolidated

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History and Etymology for talpatate

American Spanish tepetate, talpetate, from Nahuatl tepetatl, from tetl stone + petatl mat

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