Definition of Desert soil

1. Noun. A type of soil that develops in arid climates.

Exact synonyms: Desertic Soil
Generic synonyms: Dirt, Soil



Definition of Desert soil

1. Noun. A soil variety typically found in arid climates, usually with little leaching and minimal humus content. Referred to as an "aridisol" in the nomenclature of the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desert Soil

desert islands
desert lynx
desert mariposa tulip
desert olive
desert paintbrush
desert pavement
desert pavements
desert pea
desert plant
desert plume
desert rat
desert rheumatism
desert rose
desert sand verbena
desert selaginella
desert soil (current term)
desert soils
desert sore
desert sunflower
desert tortoise
desert varnish
desert willow
deserted
desertedness
deserter
deserters
desertful
desertic
desertic soil
desertification

Literary usage of Desert soil

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1. The Relation of Desert Plants to Soil Moisture and to Evaporation by Burton Edward Livingston (1906)
"About June 16, 1904, some two weeks previous to the beginning of the studies of desert soil, a number of soil samples were collected in Kalkaska and ..."

2. Business Geography by Ellsworth Huntington, Robert Marshall Brown, Lenox E. Chase, Frank Ernest Williams (1922)
"Several conditions improve much of the desert soil: (1) such soil has been transported so that portions derived from many different areas are usually well ..."

3. Business Geography by Ellsworth Huntington, Frank Ernest Williams, Robert Marshall Brown (1922)
"Several conditions improve much of the desert soil: (1) such soil has been transported so that portions derived from many different areas are usually well ..."

4. Bulletin of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia by Geographical Society of Philadelphia (1910)
"desert soil is always not only rich but lasting. The salts of sodium, potassium, lime, magnesium, nitrogen, ordinarily leached from the soil by rain even ..."

5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1911)
"... while the same forms in the much less saline and at the same time much drier desert soil exhibited pressures isotonic with a 1.5 to 3.0 normal solution. ..."

6. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1911)
"... 1.5 normal solution of potassium nitrate, while the same forms in the much less saline and at the same time much drier desert soil exhibited pressures ..."

7. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1895)
"A desert soil has never had the decaying vegetation, the humus. A desert soil is like ashes; you can kick it up like an ash bed. Our* soils here are made of ..."

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