from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A red residual soil formed by the leaching of silica and by enrichment with aluminum and iron oxides, especially in humid climates.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A red hard or gravel-like soil or subsoil formed in the tropics that has been leached of soluble minerals leaving insoluble iron and aluminium oxides and hydroxides; used to make bricks and roads.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An argillaceous sandstone, of a red color, and much seamed; -- found in India.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rock of peculiar character, found in India and some parts of southwestern Asia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a red soil produced by rock decay; contains insoluble deposits of ferric and aluminum oxides
Latin later, brick + -ite1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin later ("brick") + -ite. (Wiktionary)