• Definition for "laterite"
    • A red residual soil formed because of the…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "laterite"
    • Because the soil on these islands…
    • View More
  • Same Context for "laterite"

laterite definition

  • noun:
    • A red residual soil formed because of the leaching of silica and also by enrichment with aluminum and metal oxides, especially in humid climates.
    • A red tough or gravel-like earth or subsoil created into the tropics which has been leached of soluble nutrients making insoluble metal and aluminium oxides and hydroxides; regularly make bricks and roads.
    • An argillaceous sandstone, of a red color, and much seamed; -- present in Asia.
    • A rock of distinct character, present in India many elements of southwestern Asia.
    • a red soil made by rock decay; contains insoluble deposits of ferric and aluminum oxides
77 votes

How would you define laterite?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!