the loose, unconsolidated material, residual or transported, that rests on the bedrock; mantle rock
Origin of regolith; from Classical Greek rh?gos, blanket, origin, originally colored rug (akin to rhezein, to dye) + -lith
The layer of loose rock resting on bedrock, constituting the surface of most land. Also called mantle rock.
Origin of regolithGreek rh&emacron;gos, blanket + –lith.
Irregular formation from Ancient Greek á¿¥á¿†Î³Î¿Ï‚ (rhÄ“gos, “rug, blanket") + -lith (from Î»Î¯Î¸Î¿Ï‚ (lithos, “stone")).