ABC soil

gel a soil with distinct A, B, and C horizons

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • ABC soil — n. a vertical section of soil made up of three distinct layers: the top layer (A horizon) is mostly humus, the middle layer ( B horizon) is of clay and oxidized material, and the bottom layer ( C horizon) consists of loose rock and other mineral… …   English World dictionary

  • abc soil — ˌāˌbēˈsē noun Usage: usually capitalized A&B&C : a soil that has a well differentiated profile, the A , B , and C horizons being well developed * * * a soil with distinct A, B, and C horizons. * * * ABC soil, a cross section of soil having a well …   Useful english dictionary

  • ABC soil — a soil with distinct A, B, and C horizons. * * * …   Universalium

  • ABC Warriors — Superteambox omagesize= caption=ABC Warriors trade paperback cover by Mike McMahon; 2000 AD and ABC Warriors copyright Rebellion A/S 2005 team name=ABC Warriors publisher=IPC Media, Fleetway, Rebellion Developments debut= 2000 AD prog 119 (1979)… …   Wikipedia

  • BC soil — n. a soil that contains the B and C horizons only: see ABC SOIL …   English World dictionary

  • ABCsoil — ABC soil n. Soil in which A, B, and C horizons can be seen as three distinct layers in vertical section. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ahorizon — A horizon n. In ABC soil, the uppermost zone of soil, containing humus; topsoil. Also called zone of leaching. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bhorizon — B horizon n. In ABC soil, the second or subsurface zone of soil made of clay and oxidized materials and organic matter obtained from the A horizon by leaching; subsoil. Also called zone of accumulation, zone of illuviation. * * * …   Universalium

  • Chorizon — C horizon n. The third deepest soil zone in ABC soil, unaltered by weathering and made up of the parent rock from which the two uppermost layers derive as well as other mineral materials. * * * …   Universalium

  • A-horizon — [ā′hə rī΄zən] n. the uppermost soil zone, containing humus: see ABC SOIL * * * …   Universalium

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