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Meaning of HARDPAN

Pronunciation:  'hârd`pan

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  crust or layer of hard subsoil encrusted with calcium-carbonate occurring in arid or semiarid regions
 

HARDPAN is a 7 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: caliche
 
 See Also: dirt, soil

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hard"pan`\, n.
The hard substratum. Same as {Hard pan}, under {Hard}, a.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A very dense soil layer caused by compaction or cementation of soil particles by organic matter, silica, sesquioxides (aluminum and iron) or calcium carbonate, for example.
 

 

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