Definition of gelisol in English:

gelisol

noun

  • 1Soil, or a soil, which is affected by regular or permanent freezing. Compare pergelisolrare.

  • 2Usually with capital initial. A soil of an order comprising soils which rest on or contain permafrost.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Journal of Geology.

Pronunciation

gelisol

/ˈdʒɛlɪsɒl/