Definition of pedalfer in English:

pedalfer

noun

  • A soil in which there is no layer of accumulated calcium carbonate, but in which oxides of iron and aluminium have tended to accumulate (usually acidic and characteristic of humid climates).

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Curtis Marbut (1863–1935). From pedo- + al- + classical Latin fer- (in ferrum iron: see ferro-).

Pronunciation

pedalfer

/pɪˈdalfə/