wiesenboden

noun wie·sen·bo·den \ ˈvēzᵊnˌbōdᵊn \

Definition of wiesenboden

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

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Origin and Etymology of wiesenboden

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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