A soil of semiarid and arid regions that is rich in calcium carbonate and lime.
Soil containing much lime, commonly formed in prairie regions characterized by low humidity and temperature.
Soil that is characterized by an abundance of calcium carbonate and calcium oxide. Pedocals are common in arid or semiarid regions where the rate of evaporation is greater than the rate of leaching. They are deposited in the A horizon of ABC soils.
Origin of pedocal
- pedo– cal(cium)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition