an Indian shrub, Aeschynomene aspera, of the legume family, the pith of which is used for making helmets.
Compare topee.

1835–45; < Hindi solā Unabridged


[saw-lah; English soh-luh]
adjective Latin.
(referring to a woman) alone; by oneself (used formerly in stage directions).
Compare solus.


noun, plural sola [soh-luh] , solums.
the upper part of the soil profile, which is influenced by plant roots; the A horizon and the B horizon.

1820–30; < Latin: base, bottom; see sole2 Unabridged
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sola (ˈsəʊlə)
the feminine form of solus

solum (ˈsəʊləm)
n , pl -lums, -la
the upper layers of the soil profile, affected by climate and vegetation
[C19: New Latin from Latin: the ground]

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solum   (sō'ləm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural sola or solums
The upper layers of a soil profile in which soil formation occurs. The A and B horizons in an ABC soil are part of the solum.
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