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  • noun geology A young soil that is high in mineral content, and has no horizons


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  • Sounds like quite the wayward youth, this one.

    November 16, 2015

  • A paralytic no-hoper or perhaps a gem of limitless value? How pregnant with possibility!

    November 16, 2015

  • Young, dumb and full of mineral content.

    November 17, 2015

  • In USDA soil taxonomy, entisols are defined as soils that do not show any profile development other than an A horizon. An entisol has no diagnostic horizons, and most are basically unaltered from their parent material, which can be unconsolidated sediment or rock. Entisols are the second most abundant soil order (after inceptisols), occupying about 16% of the global ice-free land area.

    In Australia, most entisols are known as rudosols or tenosols, while arents are known as anthroposols. In the FAO soil classification, because of the diversity of their properties, suborders of entisols form individual soil orders (e.g. fluvisols, lithosols).

    --wikipedia. See also aquents, fluvents, orthents, psamments.

    November 18, 2015

  • Huh, so now you're blaming the parents?

    November 18, 2015

  • Do we not have any lists of soils? I'm fond of the Holdrege series (for obvious reasons).

    May 26, 2017