aridisol

[uh-rid-uh-sawl, -sol]
noun
a soil type common to the world's deserts, poor in organic matter and rich in salts.

Origin:
1970–75; arid + -i- + -sol

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Main Entry:  aridisol
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a soil that is typically saline or alkaline with very little organic matter, found in arid regions
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