Definition of histosol in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhistəsôl/ /ˈhɪstəsɔl/


Soil Science
  • A soil of an order comprising peaty soils, with a deep surface layer of purely organic material.

    ‘Two principal elements of the soil catena: the ferric podzol of the mid-slope and histosol soil of the foot-slope were investigated.’
    • ‘The second histosol was sampled in Zegveld, The Netherlands.’