Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Soil rich in alumina and iron and deficient in carbonates, found in and characteristic of humid regions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Soil containing aluminum and iron that lacks a hardened layer of carbonates

Etymologies

ped(o)-1 + al(uminum) + Latin ferrum, iron.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
ped- + alumen + ferrum (Wiktionary)

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