Definition of arenosol in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈriːnəsɒl/


Soil Science
A soil of a type consisting mainly of sand, with little humus or clay, found typically in deserts and arid tropical regions.
Example sentences
  • Soils are predominantly sandy, yellowish-red in colour and slightly acidic (5<ph<6); they are luvic arenosols according to the FAO classification.
  • Medium to fine grained Kalahari sands, with gleyic arenosols in inundation-prone floodplain grassland areas.


Mid 20th century: from Latin arena 'sand' + -sol.

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