Definition of histosol in English:

histosol

noun

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

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

Pronunciation:

histosol

/ˈhɪstəsɒl/