zonal soil

noun

1
: a major soil group often classified as a category of the highest rank and generally covering a wide geographic region or zone and embracing soils that are well-developed from the parent material by the normal soil-forming action of climate and living organisms compare azonal soil, intrazonal soil
2
: a soil (as many grassland and desert soils) belonging to a major soil group or category

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“Zonal soil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zonal%20soil. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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