wiesenboden

noun

wie·​sen·​bo·​den
ˈvēzᵊnˌbōdᵊn
plural -s
: any of an intrazonal group of dark brown to black meadow soils rich in organic matter with gray underlayers developed through poor drainage in humid or subhumid grassy or sedgy regions

Word History

Etymology

German, meadow soil, from wiesen (plural of wiese meadow, from Old High German wisa) + boden ground, soil, from Old High German bodam bottom; akin to Old English wāse mud, mire

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“Wiesenboden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiesenboden. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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