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mollisol

[mol-uh-sawl, -sol] /ˈmɒl əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/
noun
1.
a productive agricultural soil common to the world's grasslands, characterized by a dark surface layer rich in organic matter.
Compare brown soils.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; < Latin molli(s) soft + -sol
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