soil containing much alumina and iron oxide and lacking calcium and magnesium carbonates: usually found in forested areas of the tropics characterized by high humidity and temperature
Origin of pedalfer; from Classical Greek ped(on), ground (see pedo-) + Classical Latin al(umen), alum + Classical Latin fer(rum), iron
Soil rich in alumina and iron and deficient in carbonates, found in and characteristic of humid regions.
Origin of pedalferped(o)–1 + al(uminum) + Latin ferrum, iron.
ped- + alumen + ferrum