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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Origin and Etymology of talpatate
American Spanish tepetate, talpetate, from Nahuatl tepetatl, from tetl stone + petatl mat
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