A soil of a type consisting mainly of sand, with little humus or clay, found typically in deserts and arid tropical regions.
More example sentences
- Medium to fine grained Kalahari sands, with gleyic arenosols in inundation-prone floodplain grassland areas.
- Soils are predominantly sandy, yellowish-red in colour and slightly acidic (5<ph<6); they are luvic arenosols according to the FAO classification.
mid 20th century: from Latin arena 'sand' + -sol.
Definition of arenosol in:
- The US English dictionary