A soil of a type consisting mainly of sand, with little humus or clay, found typically in deserts and arid tropical regions.‘Soils are predominantly sandy, yellowish-red in colour and slightly acidic (5
- ‘Medium to fine grained Kalahari sands, with gleyic arenosols in inundation-prone floodplain grassland areas.’
1960s from Latin arena ‘sand’ + -sol.
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